This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: He was born at Oddi, his paternal dwelling in the south of Iceland, between the years and , or about 50 years after the establishment by law of the Christian religion in that island; hence it is easy to imagine that many heathens, or baptized favourers of the old mythic songs of heathenism, may have lived in his days and imparted to him the lays of the times of old, which his unfettered mind induced him to hand down to posterity.
In the following grand and ancient lay, dating most probably from the time of heathenism, are set forth, as the utterances of a Vala, or wandering prophetess, as above described, the story of the creation of the world from chaos, of the origin of the giants, the gods, the dwarfs, and the human race, together with other events relating to the mythology of the North, and ending with the destruction of the gods and the world, and their renewal.
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Write a Review. Related Searches. That original, the mother MS. He knew Lokasenna as well, but confused three stanzas, apparently failing to remember the order in his original. One poem that he mentions is lacking in the Poetic Edda as we know it: Heimdallargaldr , the Song or Incantation of Heimdallr; moreover, he makes seventeen citations from other poems which, although lost to us, evidently formed portions of the original Eddic collections, or belonged to the same traditional stock.
The disappearance of the manuscript which Snorri used is a great loss. The first translation of the Prose Edda was published at Copenhagen in , when the complete text appeared, with Latin and Danish interpretation. This was entitled Edda islandorum an. The standard Danish translation is that of R.
Nyerup, Copenhagen, In , J. Northern Antiquities was published at London in , and was reprinted at Edinburgh in , with additions by Sir Walter Scott. In , G. A similarly incomplete English version was printed at Chicago, in , by Rasmus B. This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue? Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Society. Save For Later. Create a List. Summary Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Read on the Scribd mobile app Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
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Used under CC-BY The Voyager Company, Dies Irae clip by Membreth Wikimedia Commons. This episode, we return to an old favorite, the Lanercost Chronicle , to hear how Charles of Valois stoked violence between Normandy and the merchants of the Cinque Ports, as well as witnessing the Virgin Mary acting as a celestial attorney.
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