Tag: The Prose Edda

    The Prose Edda

    Snorri STURLESON (1178 – 1241), translated by Arthur Gilchrist BRODEUR (1888 – 1971) Also known as the Younger Edda or Snorri’s Edda, the Prose Edda is a three-part work composed or at least compiled by thirteenth-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson. Along with the Elder or Poetic Edda was written by an unknown poet a half-century earlier, the Prose Edda is a major source of much older Norse mythology as it had evolved through the generations. The two Eddas have had a profound effect on European literature in both style and content, not least on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth fantasies. The first […]

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