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The Poetic Edda - Lee Milton Hollander

Paperback Published: 1st May 1986
ISBN: 9780292764996
Number Of Pages: 192

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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 recognised. 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."

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General IntroductionThe Prophecy of the Seeress: Voluspaacute
The Sayings of Haacute;r: Haacute;vamaacute;l
The Lay of Vafthruacute;thnir: Vafthruacute;thnismaacute;l
The Lay of Griacute;mnir: Griacute;mnismaacute;l
The Lay of Skiacute;rnir: Skiacute;rnismaacute;l
The Lay of Haacute;rbarth: Haacute;rbarzljoacute;th
The Lay of Hymir: Hymiskvitha
The Flyting of Loki: Lokasenna
The Lay of Thrym: Thrymskvitha
The Lay of Alviiacute;s: Alviacute;ssmaacute;lBaldr's Dreams: Baldrs draumar
The Lay of Riacute;g: Riacute;gsthula
The Lay of Hyndla: Hyndluljoacute;th
The Short Seeress' Prophecy: Voluspaacute; hin skamma
The Lay of Svipdag: Svipdagsmaacute;l
The Spell of Groacute;a: Groacute;galdr
The Lay of Fjolsvith: Fjolsvinnsmaacute;l
The Lay of Grotti: Grottasongr
The Lay of Volund: Volundarkvitha
The Helgi Lays
The Lay of Helgi Hjorvarthsson: Helgakvitha Hjorvarthssonar
The First Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer: Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I
The Second Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer: Helgakvitha Hundingsbana IISinfjotli's Death: Fraacute; dautha Sinfjotla
The Prophecy of Griacute;pir: Griacute;pisspaacute;
The Lay of Regin: Reginsmaacute;l
The Lay of Faacute;fnir: Faacute;fnismaacute;l
The Lay of Sigrdriacute;fa: Sigrdriacute;fumaacute;l
The Great LacunaFragment of a Sigurth Lay: Brot of Sigurtharkvithu
The First Lay of Guthruacute;n: Guthruacute;narkvitha I
The Short Lay of Sigurth: Sigurtharkvitha hin skammaBrynhild's Ride to Hel: Helreith Brynhildar
The Fall of the Niflungs: Draacute;p Niflunga
The Second (or Old) Lay of Guthrun: Guthruacute;narkvitha II (hin forna)
The Third Lay of Guthrun: Guthruacute;narkvitha III
The Plaint of Oddruacute;n: Oddruacute;nargraacute;tr
The Lay of Atli: Atlakvitha .
The Greenlandish Lay of Atli: Atlamaacute;l hin groenlenzkuGuthrun's Lament: Guthruacute;narhvat
The Lay of Hamthir: Hamthismaacute;l (hin fornu)
The Catalogue of Dwarfs: (Dvergatal)Guide to Pronunciation
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index and List of Names
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780292764996
ISBN-10: 0292764995
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 1986
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2

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