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The poetic Edda

Author: Carolyne Larrington
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Poetry Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyne Larrington
ISBN: 9780199675340 0199675341
OCLC Number: 895650546
Description: xxxiii, 347 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The seeress's prophecy --
Sayings of the High One --
Vafthrudnir's sayings --
Grimnir's sayings --
Skirnir's journey --
Harbard's song --
Hymir's poem --
Loki's quarrel --
Thrym's poem --
The poem of Volund --
All-wise's sayings --
The first poem of Helgi Hundingsbani --
The poem of Helgi Hiorvardsson --
A second poem of Helgi Hundingsbani --
The death of Sinfiotli --
Gripir's prophecy --
The lay of Regin --
The lay of Fafnir --
The lay of Sigrdrifa --
Fragment of a poem about Sigurd --
The first poem of Gudrun --
A short poem about Sigurd --
Brynhild's ride to hell --
The death of the Niflungs --
The second poem of Gudrun --
The third poem of Gudrun --
Oddrun's lament --
The poem of Atli --
The Greenlandic lay of Atli --
The whetting of Gudrun --
The lay of Hamdir --
Baldr's dreams --
The list of Rig --
The song of Hyndla --
The song of Grotti --
Groa's chant --
The sayings of Fiolsvinn --
The waking of Angantyr --
Hauksbók text of The seeress's prophecy.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Edda Sæmundar.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Carolyne Larrington.

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