Poetic Edda

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The Poetic Edda (also called Elder Edda or wrongly Sæmundar Edda) is the name for the collection of Old Norse heroic and mythological lays primarily preserved in the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius.(see Snorra Edda for the meaning of edda). Its poems were minstrel poems, which were passed orally from poet to poet for centuries. None of them are attributed to a particular author.

The poems are:



  1. Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)