By Jesse L. Byock
Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of such a lot of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled by way of giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods reside with the tragic wisdom in their personal approaching destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s production to its violent finish. This strong new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the outdated Icelandic original.
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Brok. A dwarf. Brynhild. one of many leader heroines within the Niblung tale. Budle. Father of Atle and Brynhild. Bue. A son of Vesete, who settled in Borgundarholm. Bure. Grandfather of Odin. Byleist. A brother of Loke. Byrger. A good from which Bil and Hjuke have been going once they have been taken by means of Moon. Dain. A dwarf. Dain. one of many stags that chunk the leaves of Ygdrasil. Dainsleif. Hogne's sword. Day. Son of Delling. break of day. the daddy of Day. Delling. dawn. Dolgthvare. A dwarf. Dore. A dwarf. Draupner. Odin's ring. Drome. one of many fetters with which the Fenris-wolf used to be chained. Duf. A dwarf. Duney. one of many stags that chew the leaves of Ygdrasil. Durathro. one of many stags that chunk the leaves of Ygdrasil. Durin. A dwarf. Dvalin. one of many stags that chew the leaves of Ygdrasil. Dvalin. A dwarf. Eikinskjalde. A dwarf. Eikthyrner. A hart that stands over Odin's corridor. Eilif. Son of Gudrun; a skald. Eimyrja. one of many daughters of Haloge and Glod. Eindride. a reputation of Thor. Eir. An attendant of Menglod, and the easiest of all within the therapeutic artwork. Ekin. one of many rivers flowing from Hvergelmer. Elder. A servant of Æger. Eldhrimner. The kettle during which the boar Sahrimner is cooked in Valhal. Elivogs. The ice-cold streams that movement out of Niflheim. Eljudner. Hel's corridor. Elle. An previous girl (old age) with whom Thor wrestled in Jotunheim. Embla. the 1st lady created by way of Odin, Honer and Loder. Endil. The identify of a big. Erp. A son of Jonaker, murdered by way of Sorle and Hamder. Eylime. the daddy of Hjordis, mom of Volsung. Eysa. one of many daughters of Haloge and Glod. Fafner. Son of Hreidmar, killed through Sigurd. Fal. A dwarf. Falhofner. one of many horses of the gods. Farbaute. the daddy of Loke. Farmagod. one of many names of Odin. Farmatyr. one of many names of Odin. Fenja. a feminine slave who flooring at Frode's mill. Fenris-Wolf. The monster wolf, son of Loke. Fensaler. The homestead of Frigg. Fid. A dwarf. dossier. A dwarf. Fimafeng. Æger's servant. Fimbul. one of many streams flowing from Hvergelmer. Fimbulthul. one of many streams flowing from Hvergelmer. Fimbul-Tyr. The unknown god. Fimbul-Winter. the nice and lousy iciness of 3 years period previous Ragnarok. Finnsleif. A byrnie belonging to King Adils, of Upsala. Fjalar. A dwarf. Fjolner. a reputation of Odin. Fjolsvid. a reputation of Odin. Fjorgvin. the mum of Frigg and of Thor. Fjorm. one of many streams flowing from Hvergelmer. Folkvang. Freyja's domicile. shape. one of many streams flowing from Hvergelmer. Fornjot. the traditional monstrous; the daddy of Æger. Forsete. The peace-maker; son of Balder and Nanna. Frananger strength. The waterfall into which Loke solid himself within the likeness of a salmon. Freke. one among Odin's wolves. Frey. Son of Njord and husband of Skade. Freyja. The daughter of Njord and sister of Frey. Fridleif. A son of Skjold. Frigg. spouse of Odin and mom of the gods. Frode. Grandson of Skjold. Froste. A dwarf. Fulla. Frigg's attendant. Fundin. A dwarf. Fyre. A river in Sweden. Gagnrad. a reputation of Odin. Galar. A dwarf. Gandolf. A dwarf. Gang. an incredible. Ganglare. a reputation of Odin. Ganglate. Hel's man-servant. Ganglere. a reputation of Odin. Ganglot. Hel's maid-servant. Gangrad.