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  • Published: 13 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780140435856
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Elder Edda

A Book of Viking Lore




A new translation of one of the literary wonders of the medieval world and the greatest source of knowledge of Viking lore in existence

Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless retain their stark beauty and their power to enthrall, opening a window on to the thoughts, beliefs and hopes of the Vikings and their world.

  • Published: 13 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780140435856
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99
Categories:

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