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The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson

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Icelandic poems of the 11th and 13th century
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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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Juan Gallardo Ivanovic
Este libro con la traducción de Angel de los Ríos data de 1856 y es considerado como esencial e importante aunque pienso que muchas cosas se pierden la traducción.
El libro consta de dos partes La Edda en Prosa que merece un 4/5 de calificación y la Edda poética que merece entre un 2 y 2.5/5, ya que por su origen hay partes inconexas y situaciones que se pierden en espectacularidad por un tema de idioma.
La Edda en prosa hace un resumen de la cosmología general del mundo nórdico, a tráves de un di
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Gemma Alexander
May 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can read Tolkien, or you can go straight to the source.

Understand ye now, or what?

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
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very challenging read for modern readers, but containing a wealth of information on mythology, etymology, history, and with some truly epic stories.
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