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The Viking Gods: From Snorri Sturluson's Edda

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The books in this series contain short texts from the original stories from Viking Age. These new translations unlock the treasures of the Classical texts and will make a valued gift for friends, relatives or business associates.The Viking Gods contains excerpts from Snorri Sturluson's Edda, which was written around 1220 and is the most important source on the gods of the ...more
Paperback, 77 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Gudrun Publishing
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Neil
Jun 30, 2013 Neil rated it liked it
This English translation of Snorri's Prose Edda is based on the edition by Holtsmark and Helgason and therefore suffers from the same defects that their text suffers from, incompleteness.

The translation is good but the work only contains the Prologue, Gylfaginning and selections from Skaldskaparmal. The Skaldskaparmal selections only include the prose and Eddic verse, the Skaldic verse is totally omitted, plus hattatal is completely omitted. This means that some of the best Skaldic poetry that
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Jul 06, 2015 Allard rated it liked it
it was interesting to read stuff about the different Gods of the Vikings. Though, I wish they had also included the children of the Gods.
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It says published in 2002, but I'm pretty sure I bought this in Sweden in 1999.
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Interesting, but hard to keep up with all the mentioned names.
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A nice overview; nothing too detailed . . .
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A very condensed collection of stories and information on the Viking gods.
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Enkel og kort innføring i norrøn mytologi.
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Snorri Sturluson (also spelled Snorre Sturlason) 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 ...more
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