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    DescriptionPassed down long ago from poet to poet and singer to singer in the great oral tradition of Scandinavia, this collection of heroic sagas explores a mythical world. Incorporating legends of Norse gods and heroes, great fires and floods, superhuman warriors and doomed lovers, these dramatic poems weave vivid portraits of powerful characters caught up in passion, ambition, and destiny. Filled with gripping conceptions of the world's creation and ultimate destruction, the verses chronicle the triumphs and tragedies of a lost mythological past, where words of wisdom and beauty echoed off the steel of waving swords. The hero poems of "The Poetic Edda" are literary monuments that have inspired such luminaries as Richard Wagner and J. R. R. Tolkien. This Dover edition, which includes exceptionally detailed and complete translations by Henry Adams Bellows, will continue to enchant new generations of readers. It is a companion to "The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems, "also available from Dover Publications.


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    Title
    The Poetic Edda
    Subtitle
    The Heroic Poems
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Henry Adams Bellows
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486460215
    ISBN 10: 0486460215
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A9
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    DC22: 839.61
    B&T Approval Code: A24326220
    DC22: 839/.61
    DC21: 839.61
    LC classification: PT7234.E5 B513 2007
    BISAC V2.8: POE022000
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Edition statement
    Translation
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    30 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    General IntroductionLays of the HeroesVölundarkvithaHelgakvitha HjorvarthssonarHelgakvitha Hundingsbana IHelgakvitha Hundingsbana IIFra Dautha SinfjotlaGripisspoReginsmolFafnismolSigrdrifumolBrot af SigurtharkvithuGuthrunarkvithaSigurtharkvitha en SkammaHelreith BrynhildarDrap NiflungaGuhtrunarkvitha II, en FornaGuhtrunarkvitha IIIOddrunargratrAtlakvitha en GrönlenzkaAtlamol en GrönlenzkuGuthrunarhvotHamthesmol