The poetic edda begins with the seeresss prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. Anthony faulkes edda is similarly well noted and well written. This volume presents four of the most intricate and fascinating mythological poems of the poetic edda, with parallel translations and individual introductions and commentaries. Jackson crawfords recent version of the poetic edda keeps much of the original meaning of the words, but uses very simple accessible language. The poem presents flyting between the gods and loki. Poetic edda also saemunds edda, elder edda, or simply edda, a collection of ancient icelandic lays. Wikipedia article, wikidata item also known as the s. In this great collection of norseicelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The poetic edda survives in a thcentury manuscript. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the north during the late heathen and. He is the winner of the bronwen wallace memorial award and the cbc literary award for poetry. Download the poetic edda lee milton hollanderebook.
It must always be remembered that when scholars refer to eddic poetry, or the poetic edda, they usually mean the contents of a single, fairly insignificantlooking, medieval manuscript known as the codex regius of the elder edda, rather than a genre defined on the. I also meant to have more art done for this but i only got half of the picture done. There are satisfactory translations in norwegian and swedish probably more so than in english. The poetic edda lee milton hollander download free ebook. His first collection of poems, crabwise to the hounds, was shortlisted for the griffin poetry prize, the gerald lampert award, and won the trillium book award for poetry. While several versions exist, aw consist primarily o text frae the icelandic mediaeval manuscript kent as. The poetic edda by carolyne larrington, paperback barnes.
Ive found plenty of places to read them online, but i want to put them on my phone and a kindle as well. The prose edda of snorri sturlson translated by arthur gilchrist brodeur 1916 the prose edda is a text on old norse poetics, written about 1200 by the norwegian poet and politican snorri sturlson, who also wrote the heimskringla. Poetic edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of old norse anonymous poems, which is different from the edda written by snorri sturluson. The poetic edda ebook by henry adams bellows 9780486140605. The poetic edda comprises a treasure trove of mythic and spiritual verse holding an important place in nordic culture, literature, and heritage.
Several have been preserved in other ancient manuscripts. Several versions exist, all primarily of text from the icelandic medieval manuscript known as the codex regius, which contains 31 poems. What are the best translations of the prose edda by. The poetic edda is the modren attribution for an unnamed collection o auld norse poems. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. From eddic poetry by terry gunnell in a companion to oldicelandic literature and culture, edited by rory mcturk, 2005.
Together with the poetic edda, it comprises the major store of scandinavian mythology. Hymiskvita is the boisterous tale of the giant hymir. The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a modern english translation that would do them justice. This translation of the poetic eddas is highly readable. This work, well known as the prose edda, snorris edda or the xiii. Along with snorri sturlusons prose edda, the poetic edda is the most important extant source on norse mythology and germanic heroic legends. The lays long existed only in oral form, and the date of their composition remains in dispute. Passed down long ago from poet to poet and singer to. Havamal, notable for its unforgettable flashes of beauty and despair, explores the nature of human knowledge.
The oneeyed odin, redbearded thor, loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses and. Hollander, 1986 excerpted from the poetic edda, published by university of texas press. Keeps a poetic flare and has extensive notes at the bottom. Although some of the meanings have been changed to preserve the rhyme and meter of old norse poetry, the essence of the eddas are still there. The poetic edda is an epochmaking cache of mythological and heroic tales that have compelled wagner, tolkien, borges and auden, among many others. The prose edda contains a wide variety of lore which a skald poet of the time would need to know. Students of historical literature, mythology, and modern day asatruar would all benifit from this work. The project gutenberg ebook of the elder eddas of saemund. They are also a primary source for our knowledge of ancient norse paganism. For the prose edda, these two english translations are equally acceptable. It is worthwhile to note that the term prose was only attached to the prose edda to distinguish it from the poetic edda. The poetic edda is not only of great interest to the student of antiquity. The prose edda, also known as the younger edda, snorris edda or simply edda, is an old norse work of literature written in iceland in the early th century. His most recent publication is a translation of the poetic edda from old icelandic into english.
The flyting of loki, or lokis verbal duel is one of the poems of the poetic edda. Read the poetic edda the heroic poems by henry adams bellows available from rakuten kobo. It takes the form of a working edition of the mythological poems of the ancient norse poetic edda for modern pagans who practice the magic and religion of the north. Its tales of strife and death form a repository, in poetic form, of norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying both the ethical views and the cultural life of the north during the late heathen and early christian times. Does anyone have copies of the prose edda and the poetic edda in epubmobipdf format. On the importance of the material contained in the poetic edda it is here needless to dwell. The poetic edda article about the poetic edda by the. These amazing texts from a thcentury icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lions share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre. The poetic edda carolyne larrington oxford university.
Read the poetic edda by henry adams bellows available from rakuten kobo. The codex regius is arguably the most important extant source on norse mythology and germanic heroic. A new edition of the famous collection of norseicelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the poetic edda, with fully revised translations and updated introduction and notes includes three new poems and revised translations drawing on the latest scholarship. There is scarcely any literary work of great importance which has been less readily available for. The poetic edda index internet sacred text archive. Trust me jayne ann krentz epub by projatwasti issuu. Poetic edda article about poetic edda by the free dictionary. Hollander s translation of the poetic edda is the most widely avalible of the poetic edda translations. Publication date 1923 publisher new york the americanscandinavian foundation collection robarts. The poems of the poetic edda form the most complete and authentic body of surviving prechristian germanic religious and magical lore.
The poetic edda the elder edda by anonymous and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This prelate, who was a zealous collector of ancient manuscripts, found in the year 1643, the pg ix. It is one of the few extent sources that provide a periscope into the viking age consciousness. The poetic edda ebook by henry adams bellows rakuten kobo. I cant speak to the calibre of the translation, but as a neophyte coming to the poetic edda, it was mostly clear and very entertaining. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. The poetic edda ursula dronke oxford university press. Translations are very scarce and typically come from only a couple sources. Poetic edda by henry adams bellows, free pdf global grey. The poetic edda second edition, revised translated by lee. I meant to have this up sooner but my back has been acting up really badly and ive had to take it easy. Hollander, there had been epub from the ground up shows you, step by step, how to develop stateoftheart electronic i edited this epub myself using sigil from a very poorly.579 790 1092 371 1168 1206 577 1141 191 620 560 608 687 1111 209 138 343 824 1023 310 1381 1168 1377 850 29 696 751 1061 116 6 192 262 29 361 557