- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics (28 July 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140447555
- ISBN-13: 978-0140447552
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics) Paperback – 28 Jul 2005
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The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
About the Author
Snorri Sturlson (1179-1241) was an Icelandic descendant of the poet and hero from Egil's Saga, Egill Skallgrímsson. He was the best-known writer of the saga, author of the PROSE EDDA, which was written as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings, and HEIMSKRINGLA, a history of the kings of Norway, the most important prose collection in Old Norse literature.
Jesse Bycock is Professor of Icelandic and Old Norse Literature at the University of California and has published widely on Medieval Iceland. For Penguin, he is the author of Viking Age Iceland (2001).
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It has all the main details and stories to explain the start of time to the end of it in their beliefs.
If you have an interest in learning about the Norse beliefs, to find out who's who, or for more information on the age long stories of the gods and goddesses, this is a very good starting point.
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