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Elder Edda (Bray Translation)

Sæmund Sigfusson

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Description:

The Elder or Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems dating from the thirteenth century CE. Though no two translators or editors seem to agree on precisely which poems should be included in this collection, the Elder Edda is the most important source for Norse mythology and legends of northern European heroes. The later "Younger" or Prose Edda, gathered or transcribed by Snorri Sturluson in about 1220 CE, is the other such source, largely drawing on and even directly quoting from the poetic material of the Elder Edda. Even the uninitiated reader of the Eddas may find them familiar in sound, rhythm, and content because of their considerable influence on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien and his Middle Earth fantasies. Though the Bray edition is entitled "The Elder or Poetic Edda, commonly known as Sæmund's Edda," even at the time of its 1908 publication no scholar still believed that the twelfth-century Icelandic scholar Sæmundur Sigfússon had anything to do with the Poetic Edda; whoever actually compiled and transcribed these old oral myths is unknown to modern scholarship. This recording is of Part I (Mythological Poems), including elegant introductory material by translator and scholar Olive Bray. It does not include the Icelandic of the facing pages in this parallel bilingual edition. ( Expatriate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

6h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:13