The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - These amazing texts from a 13th-century icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.
The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last Odin be praised! and well worth the wait. Jackson crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, motivations, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, and values of the Vikings.
The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett Classics #ad - Dick ringler, professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Wanderer's HavamalHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Portable and reader-friendly, it makes an ideal companion for both lovers of Old Norse mythology and those new to the wisdom of this central Eddic poem wherever they may find themselves. The wanderer's hávamál features jackson crawford’s complete, newly annotated for this volume, carefully revised English translation of the Old Norse poem Hávamál, together with the original Old Norse text sourced directly from the Codex Regius manuscript.
Rounding out the volume are crawford’s classic Cowboy Hávamál and translations of other related texts central to understanding the character, wisdom, and mysteries of Óðinn Odin.
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - The prose edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival.
. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, Ragnarok, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, when the world will be destroyed. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
Edda Illustrated#ad - The work is often assumed to have been written, or at least compiled, by the Icelandic scholar and historian Snorri Sturluson around the year 1220 Together with the Poetic Edda, it comprises the major store of pagan Scandinavian mythology. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication, this edition includes:• 12 unique illustrations relevant to its content;• Table of Contents with Quick Navigation.
The prose edda, snorri's edda icelandic: snorra edda or simply Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, is an Old Norse compilation made in Iceland in the early 13th century.
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. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled in Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, ultimately, North America. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's great literary treasures, as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare.
The Poetic Edda Oxford World's ClassicsOUP Oxford #ad - She sees, earth from the ocean, an eagle soars above them, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, coming up a second time, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The one-eyed odin, and the giants who aretheir enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Loki the trickster, red-bearded Thor, Brynhild the shield-maiden, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, the lovely goddesses, and the implacable Gudrun.
The poetic edda begins with the Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. This translation also features the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword. Comic, witty, and profound, instructive, grandiose, tragic, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and speak to us as freely as when they were first written down seven hundred and fifty years ago.
The Poetic Edda Oxford World's Classics #ad - In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related.
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The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - A work of timeless power and beauty, it offers both a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful gathering of epic, cultic memory, traditional folk tale and myths from the Viking age and far earlier. Composed in medieval iceland, hrolf's Saga is one of the greatest of all mythic-legendary sagas, relating half-fantastical events that were said to have occurred in fifth-century Denmark.
Depicting a world of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' fighters - originally members of a cult of Odin - this is a compelling tale of ancient magic. It tells of the exploits of king hrolf and of his famous champions, including Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a powerful figure whose might and bear-like nature are inspired by the same legendary heritage as Beowulf.
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion#ad - You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, their moral code, their concept of fate, how they practiced their religion, their views on the afterlife, the role that magic played in their lives, how they thought the universe was structured, and much more. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating Viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part.
As you’d expect from daniel mccoy, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People, clear, it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to read. With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.
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The Prose Edda Translated with an Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary by Rasmus B. AndersonDigireads.com Publishing #ad - The prose edda”, or “younger edda”, is a classic collection of Norse myths of the Icelandic people believed to have been written or compiled by Icelandic scholar and historian Snorri Sturluson around the year 1220 In the prologue sturluson describes the Norse gods as historical descendents of the Trojans who travelled north after the fall of Troy to settle the lands of Northern Europe.
The second book, old icelandic for “the tricking of Gylfi”, Gylfaginning, describes the creation and destruction of the world of the Nordic gods. This edition is translated with introduction, notes, and vocabulary by Rasmus B. Preserved through a handful of medieval manuscripts and another dating to the 17th century, “The Prose Edda” is composed of a prologue and three additional books.
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Anderson. A classic of norse mythology, “The Prose Edda” is one of the most important of all Icelandic texts.