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Book The   satr   Edda

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  • Author : The Norroena Society
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2009-04-24
  • ISBN : 1440131791
  • Pages : 426 pages

Download or read book The satr Edda written by The Norroena Society and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-04-24 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the ashes arises the sacred lore of the North, the ancient stories and proverbial wisdom of the satr religion. Mighty Gods and fierce Giants battle in the never-ending struggle between order and chaos, while men seek honor and glory in the eyes of their beloved deities. After many years of research and piecing together sources, now comes the first known holy text ever presented for the satr faith. Giving these ancestral accounts in their true, epic form, The satr Edda is designed as a religious work by and for the men and women of this path. In reconstructing this sacred epic, the idea is to create a living storytelling tradition that will honor the legacy of the ancient Teutonic peoples, while providing an in-depth source of satr wisdom for our modern world.

Book Icelandic Poetry  Or The Edda of Saemund

Download or read book Icelandic Poetry Or The Edda of Saemund written by and published by . This book was released on 1797 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Myths of the Pagan North

Download or read book Myths of the Pagan North written by Christopher Abram and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-05-05 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An engaging account of the world of the Vikings and their gods.

Book The Younger Edda  Also called Snorre s Edda  or The Prose Edda

Download or read book The Younger Edda Also called Snorre s Edda or The Prose Edda written by Snorri Sturluson and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-28 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, is an Old Norse textbook written in Iceland during the early 13th century. The work is often assumed to have been, to some extent written, by the Icelandic scholar and historian Snorri Sturluson. Today, it is considered the fullest and most detailed source for modern knowledge of Norse mythology.

Book The Elder Edda

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  • Author : Andy Orchard
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2011-04-07
  • ISBN : 0141943475
  • Pages : 540 pages

Download or read book The Elder Edda written by Andy Orchard and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2011-04-07 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless retain their stark beauty and their power to enthrall, opening a window on to the thoughts, beliefs and hopes of the Vikings and their world.

Book A Handbook to Eddic Poetry

Download or read book A Handbook to Eddic Poetry written by Carolyne Larrington and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-19 with total page 675 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive and accessible survey in English of Old Norse eddic poetry: a remarkable body of literature rooted in the Viking Age, which is a critical source for the study of early Scandinavian myths, poetics, culture and society. Dramatically recreating the voices of the legendary past, eddic poems distil moments of high emotion as human heroes and supernatural beings alike grapple with betrayal, loyalty, mortality and love. These poems relate the most famous deeds of gods such as Óðinn and Þórr with their adversaries the giants; they bring to life the often fraught interactions between kings, queens and heroes as well as their encounters with valkyries, elves, dragons and dwarfs. Written by leading international scholars, the chapters in this volume showcase the poetic riches of the eddic corpus, and reveal its relevance to the history of poetics, gender studies, pre-Christian religions, art history and archaeology.

Book Prose Edda

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  • Author : Snorri Sturluson
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 2015-08-19
  • ISBN : 9781516972104
  • Pages : 206 pages

Download or read book Prose Edda written by Snorri Sturluson and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-08-19 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda (Icelandic: Snorra Edda) or simply Edda, is an Old Norse work of literature written in Iceland in the early 13th century. Together with the Poetic Edda, it comprises the major store of Scandinavian mythology. 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.It begins with a euhemerized Prologue, a section on the Norse cosmogony, pantheon and myths. This is followed by three distinct books: Gylfaginning (consisting of around 20,000 words), Skáldskaparmál (around 50,000 words) and Háttatal (around 20,000 words). Seven manuscripts, dating from around 1300 to around 1600, have independent textual value. Sturluson planned the collection as a textbook. It was to enable Icelandic poets and readers to understand the subtleties of alliterative verse, and to grasp the meaning behind the many kenningar (compounds) that were used in skaldic poetry.

Book The Poetic Edda

Download or read book The Poetic Edda written by and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-03-01 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Poetic Edda comprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in Nordic culture, literature, and heritage. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the North during the late heathen and early Christian times. Collected by an unidentified Icelander, probably during the twelfth or thirteenth century, The Poetic Edda was rediscovered in Iceland in the seventeenth century by Danish scholars. Even then its value as poetry, as a source of historical information, and as a collection of entertaining stories was recognized. This meticulous translation succeeds in reproducing the verse patterns, the rhythm, the mood, and the dignity of the original in a revision that Scandinavian Studies says "may well grace anyone's bookshelf."

Book The Wanderer s Havamal

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-15
  • ISBN : 1624668437
  • Pages : 219 pages

Download or read book The Wanderer s Havamal written by and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-15 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wanderer's Hávamál features Jackson Crawford’s complete, carefully revised English translation of the Old Norse poem Hávamál, newly annotated for this volume, together with facing 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). 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.

Book The Illuminated Edda

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  • Author : Andrew Valkauskas
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-06-21
  • ISBN : 9781988051185
  • Pages : 444 pages

Download or read book The Illuminated Edda written by Andrew Valkauskas and published by . This book was released on 2019-06-21 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Illuminated Edda contains a brand-new translation of the Poetic and Prose Eddas by Andrew Valkauskas. This illustrated translation has been rewritten using contemporary prose making it a pleasure to read. Get the authenticity and truthfulness of the stories without having to worry about the complexity of older academic translations.

Book The Children of Odin  The Book of Northern Myths

Download or read book The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths written by Padraic Colum and published by anboco. This book was released on 2016-08-16 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Far Away and Long Ago The Building of the Wall Iduna and Her Apples: How Loki Put the Gods in Danger Sif's Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard How Brock Brought Judgment on Loki How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came to Be The All-Father's Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard Odin Goes to Mimir's Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom Odin Faces an Evil Man Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings Thor and Loki in the Giants' City How Thor and Loki Befooled Thrym the Giant Ægir's Feast: How Thor Triumphed The Dwarf's Hoard, and the Curse that It Brought Foreboding in Asgard Loki the Betrayer Loki Against the Æsir The Valkyrie The Children of Loki Baldur's Doom Loki's Punishment Sigurd's Youth The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir The Dragon's Blood The Story of Sigmund and Signy The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli Brynhild in the House of Flame Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar The Death of Sigurd The Twilight of the Gods

Book The Elder Or Poetic Edda

Download or read book The Elder Or Poetic Edda written by Olive Bray and published by . This book was released on 1908 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Poetic Edda   a Book That Inspired Tolkien

Download or read book The Poetic Edda a Book That Inspired Tolkien written by and published by Leaves of Gold Press. This book was released on 2018-07 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE POETIC EDDA - With Original Illustrations. A BOOK THAT INSPIRED TOLKIEN. Also contains the original Old Norse text, side by side with English translations. The Poetic Edda, also known as The Elder Edda, is a collection of thirty-four Icelandic poems, interwoven with prose, dating from the 9th century to the 12th. Professor J. R. R. Tolkien readily acknowledged his debt to this source. He was sixteen years old when the Viking Club of London published this beautifully illustrated translation by Olive Bray. Readers of Tolkien's work will easily spot his inspirations - the names of the dwarves in The Hobbit; riddle games; Mirkwood; the Paths of the Dead; an underworld creature being tricked into remaining above-ground until dawn, when sunlight turns him to stone; different races calling a single thing by various names, and more. The language is archaic, so for 21st century readers a glossary is provided at the back of this book, as well as an index of names to help identify all the characters. Bray's lengthy introduction has also been revised for modern readers, and some footnote citations omitted; all else remains as it was in Tolkien's time.Remarkably in Bray's edition, the original Icelandic text was included. This would have appealed to Tolkien, as a philologist. He must have relished comparing the English words with the Icelandic, page by page. Illustrator W. G. Collingwood was an English author, artist, antiquary and professor. In 1897 he travelled to Iceland where he spent three months exploring the actual sites that are the settings for the medieval Icelandic sagas. He produced a large number of sketches and watercolours during this time and published an illustrated account of his expedition in 1899. His study of Norse and Anglican archaeology made him widely recognized as a leading authority, and his Art Nouveau-style illustrations for the Bray edition are rich with symbolism. The Poetic Edda, the most important existing source on Norse mythology and Germanic heroic legends, is part of the literature that influenced Tolkien's inner world, informing the creation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs written by and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 2017-07-31 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

Book The Viking Spirit

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  • Author : Daniel McCoy
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781533393036
  • Pages : 318 pages

Download or read book The Viking Spirit written by Daniel McCoy and published by . This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Viking Spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you'd expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People (Norse-Mythology.org), it's written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that's easy to understand and a pleasure to read. 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. You'll learn about the Vikings' gods and goddesses, their concept of fate, their views on the afterlife, their moral code, how they thought the universe was structured, how they practiced their religion, the role that magic played in their lives, and much more. 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.

Book Edda

Download or read book Edda written by Snorri Sturluson and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: