E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A giant in Scandinavian mythology, said in the Edda to represent the eternal principle. Its skull forms the heavens; its eyes the sun and moon; its shoulders the mountains; its bones the rocks, etc.; hence the poets call heaven Junners skull; the sun, Junners right eye; the moon, Junners left eye; the rivers, the ichor of old Junner. (See GIANTS.)