Edda

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EMPIRE BOOKS, 2011 - History - 156 pages
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"Edda" describes a world full of heroes, dwarves, giants, and monsters. These creatures exist in a world that erupts into existence and is doomed to end in a final, annihilating battle. A compendium of Icelandic and Eddic poetry dating back to about 1220, "Edda" is the source of most contemporary knowledge about the great stories of Norse mythology.

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Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson was born in western Iceland, the son of a great chieftain. Early in his career, he won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents. Later he traveled to Norway and wrote about the lives of the kings: "Heimskringla Saga,"Egil's Saga", and "Saint Olf's Saga", a work unsurpassed in Icelandic prose.

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