Icelandic Poetry, Or The Edda of Saemund

Icelandic Poetry, Or The Edda of Saemund
Title Icelandic Poetry, Or The Edda of Saemund PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Total Pages 364
Release 1797
Genre Edda Sæmundar
ISBN

Download Icelandic Poetry, Or The Edda of Saemund Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda
Title The Poetic Edda PDF eBook
Author Jackson Crawford
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Total Pages 394
Release 2015-03-05
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1624663583

Download The Poetic Edda Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

"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. 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. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." --Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda
Title The Poetic Edda PDF eBook
Author
Publisher University of Texas Press
Total Pages 376
Release 2010-03-01
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0292792549

Download The Poetic Edda Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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."

The Elder Edda

The Elder Edda
Title The Elder Edda PDF eBook
Author Andy Orchard
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 540
Release 2011-04-07
Genre Poetry
ISBN 0141943475

Download The Elder Edda Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

The Wanderer's Havamal

The Wanderer's Havamal
Title The Wanderer's Havamal PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Hackett Publishing
Total Pages 219
Release 2019-11-15
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1624668437

Download The Wanderer's Havamal Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda
Title The Poetic Edda PDF eBook
Author Noah Tetzner
Publisher Independently Published
Total Pages 114
Release 2019-01-29
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9781795087759

Download The Poetic Edda Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Journey to the mythic worlds of the medieval Norse and discover the timeless legends that still live within us. The Poetic Edda comprises a mythology of gods and their human heroes who are driven by honor, lust, and wisdom, always seeking power and always settling a new dispute. The Edda begins with resourceful creator-gods crafting the universe out of a giant's corpse and a powerful seeress imparting details about the inevitable chaos of Ragnarok. This is followed by Odin's words of wisdom and a plethora of other poems describing the High One's never-ending quest for knowledge. The adventures of Thor and the god's unsavory encounter with Loki ensue, leading up to the death of Baldr and the first signs of Ragnarok. Poems about Helgi, Sigurth, and other members of the powerful Volsung family, comprise an excessive amount of blood feuds. The slaying of Fafnir and the ownership of the dragon's hoard creates an entirely new story amidst growing envy and constant betrayal. The Poetic Edda: A Study Guide, is an exceptional guide to the myths and legends of the medieval Norse.

The Ásatrú Edda

The Ásatrú Edda
Title The Ásatrú Edda PDF eBook
Author The Norroena Society
Publisher iUniverse
Total Pages 426
Release 2009-04-24
Genre Religion
ISBN 1440131791

Download The Ásatrú Edda Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

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.