The Elder Edda

The Elder Edda

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Author: Orchard, Andy
ISBN: 9780140435856
Publisher: Penguin
Year First Published: 2011
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 198mm x 130mm x 26mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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 V lsung 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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