The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda : The Heroic Poems

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Passed 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 more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Translation
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  • 0486460215
  • 9780486460215
  • 44,262

About Henry Adams Bellows

Henry Adams Bellows is also known for his acclaimed translation of Peter Abelard's The Story of My Misfortunes. His work on The Poetic Edda is praised for its balanced more

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 GrönlenzkuGuthrunarhvotHamthesmolshow more

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