The Poetic Edda Carolyne Larrington




323 pages


The Poetic Edda  by  Carolyne Larrington

The Poetic Edda by Carolyne Larrington
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The collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda contains the great narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. The mythological poems explore the wisdom of the gods and giants, narrating Thors adventures against the hostile giants and the gods rivalries amongst themselves. The heroic poems trace the exploits of the hero Helgi and his valkyrie bride, the tragic tale of Sigurd and Brynhilds doomed love, and the terrible drama of Sigurds widow Gudrun and her children.Since the rediscovery of the Poetic Edda in the seventeenth century, its poetry has fascinated artists as diverse as Thomas Gray, Richard Wagner, and Jorge Luis Borges.

This is the first complete translation to be published in Britain for fifty years.This edition includes:IntroductionTextual noteBibliographyGenealogies of giants, gods, and heroesExplanatory notesIndexTranslated with an Introduction and Notes by Carolyne Larrington

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