The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems translated by Henry Adams Bellows

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The vibrant Old Norse poems in this collection, which may have been brought together as early as the thirteenth century, authentically capture the ancient oral traditions of the Norsemen. In addition, their images of a mythical world profoundly influenced latter-day storytellers such as Richard Wagner and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Known as the “Lays of the Gods,” these mythological poems include the Voluspo, one of the broadest conceptions of the world’s creation and ultimate destruction every crystalized in literary form; from Hovamol, a compilation of sagacious counsels reminiscent of the biblical book of Proverbs; the Lokasenna, a comedy bursting with vivid characterizations; and the Thrymskvitha, a ballad of enduring loveliness.

The Poetic Edda is not only of the highest interest to students of antiquity; in the exceptionally detailed and complete translations included here, it offers lovers of poetry from a distant age of poet-singers and oral traditions.

The Poetic Edda by Henry Adams Bellows table of contents:

General Introduction
Lays of the Gods
Voluspo
Hovamol
Vafthruthnismol
Grimnismol
Skirnismol
Harbarthsljoth
Hymiskvitha
Alvissmol
Baldrs Draumar
Rigsthula
Hyndluljoth
Svipdagsmol

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