Carolyne Larrington,Judy Quinn,Brittany Schorn's A Handbook to Eddic Poetry: Myths and Legends of Early PDF

By Carolyne Larrington,Judy Quinn,Brittany Schorn

this is often the 1st accomplished and obtainable survey in English of previous Norse eddic poetry: a amazing physique of literature rooted within the Viking Age, that is a severe resource for the research of early Scandinavian myths, poetics, tradition and society. Dramatically recreating the voices of the mythical previous, eddic poems distil moments of excessive emotion as human heroes and supernatural beings alike grapple with betrayal, loyalty, mortality and love. those poems relate the main well-known deeds of gods akin to Óðinn and Þórr with their adversaries the giants; they bring about to existence the usually fraught interactions among kings, queens and heroes in addition to their encounters with valkyries, elves, dragons and dwarfs. Written by means of prime overseas students, the chapters during this quantity show off the poetic riches of the eddic corpus, and show its relevance to the heritage of poetics, gender experiences, pre-Christian religions, paintings historical past and archaeology.

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