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The Poetic Edda: The Heroic Poems (Dover Value Editions)

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Passed down long ago from poet to poet and singer to singer in the great oral tradition ofand#160;Scandinavia, this collection of heroic sagas explores a mythical world. Incorporating legends of Norse gods and heroes, great fires and floods, superhuman warriors and doomed lovers, these dramatic poems weave vivid portraits of powerful characters caught up in passion, ambition, and destiny. Filled with gripping conceptions of the world's creation and ultimate destruction,and#160;the versesand#160;chronicle the triumphs and tragedies of a lost mythological past, where words of wisdom and beauty echoed off the steel of waving swords.

The hero poems of The Poetic Edda are literary monuments that have inspired such luminaries as Richard Wagner and J. R. R. Tolkien. This Dover edition, which includes exceptionally detailed and complete translations by Henry Adams Bellows, will continue to enchant new generations of readers. It is a companion to The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems,and#160;also available from Dover Publications.

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This vibrantand#160;compilation presents the heroic sagas of ancient Scandinavia. Its timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired Wagner's "Ring Cycle"and#160;andand#160;Tolkien's "Middle-earth."

Synopsis:

The companion volume to Dover's The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems, this vibrant compilation presents the heroic sagas of Scandinavia's ancient oral traditions. These timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired storytellers such as Richard Wagner and J. R. R. Tolkien and continue to enchant modern readers.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Lays of the Heroes

Vand#246;lundarkvitha

Helgakvitha Hjorvarthssonar

Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I

Helgakvitha Hundingsbana II

Fra Dautha Sinfjotla

Gripisspo

Reginsmol

Fafnismol

Sigrdrifumol

Brot af Sigurtharkvithu

Guthrunarkvitha

Sigurtharkvitha en Skamma

Helreith Brynhildar

Drap Niflunga

Guhtrunarkvitha II, en Forna

Guhtrunarkvitha III

Oddrunargratr

Atlakvitha en Grand#246;nlenzka

Atlamol en Grand#246;nlenzku

Guthrunarhvot

Hamthesmol

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486460215
Author:
Bellows, Henry Adams
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.73 lb

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This vibrantand#160;compilation presents the heroic sagas of ancient Scandinavia. Its timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired Wagner's "Ring Cycle"and#160;andand#160;Tolkien's "Middle-earth."
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The companion volume to Dover's The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems, this vibrant compilation presents the heroic sagas of Scandinavia's ancient oral traditions. These timeless legends of superhuman warriors and doomed lovers have inspired storytellers such as Richard Wagner and J. R. R. Tolkien and continue to enchant modern readers.
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