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Title The prose Edda : Norse mythology / Snorri Sturluson ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jesse L. Byock.

Publication Info. London : Penguin, 2005.
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Description xxxv, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents Map : the geographical world of the Edda -- The prose Edda -- Gylfaginning (the deluding of Gylfi) -- Skaldskaparmal (poetic diction) -- Mythic and legendary tales poetic references from Skaldskaparmal -- App. 1. The Norse cosmos and the world tree -- App. 2. The language of the Skalds : Kennings and Heiti -- App. 3. Eddic poems used as sources in Gylfaginning.
Summary "The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." "This new translation by Jesse Byock captures the strength and subtlety of the original, while his introduction sets the tales fully in the context of Norse mythology. This edition also includes detailed notes and appendices."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Mythology, Norse.
Scalds and scaldic poetry.
Genre Mythology, Norse.
Added Author Snorri Sturluson, 1179?-1241.
Byock, Jesse L.
ISBN 9780140447552 (pbk.)
0140447555 (pbk.)
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