Snorri Sturluson





Snorri Sturluson

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born
in Hvamm, Iceland
December 25, 1178

died
September 16, 1241

gender
male

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Snorri Sturluson was an Icelandic historian, poet and politician. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history. For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egils saga.


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More books by Snorri Sturluson…
“And now, if you have anything more to ask, I can't think how you can manage it, for I've never heard anyone tell more of the story of the world. Make what use of it you can.”
Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda

“To Odin many a soul was driven, to Odin many a rich gift given.”
Snorri Sturluson

“But Loki's relations with Svadilfari were such that a while later he gave birth to a colt.”
Snorri Sturluson, The Prose Edda
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