The Elder Edda A BOOK OF VIKING LORE By ANONYMOUS Introduction by Andy Orchard - Edited by Andy Orchard Translated by Andy Orchard Notes by Andy Orchard
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ABOUTTHE ELDER EDDA
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.
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