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Icelandic poems of the 11th and 13th century
Hardcover, 434 pages
Published 2004 by Marix-Verlag (first published 1220)
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Sandra
This book is so incredibly interesting. I've always been interested in Germanic (or should I say Odinic?) mythology, but I had never actually read anything about it, until I came across this eBook on the Project Gutenberg website. It was glorious.

The book consists of 2 different sources, the Elder Eddas by Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas by Snorri Sturluson. The Elder Eddas was, in my version, much more translated as verse. It was interesting, I especially liked the earlier songs about
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Cathy Douglas
For the Elder Edda portion, I'm going to read the introductions in this volume, but use Patricia Terry's translations of the poems instead of the thick-fingered ones included here.
Silas
A very challenging read for modern readers, but containing a wealth of information on mythology, etymology, history, and with some truly epic stories.
Gemma Alexander
You can read Tolkien, or you can go straight to the source.

Understand ye now, or what?

Weiti
Always fun to read
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