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Völundarkviða: when, where and why

The sources cited on this page can be found here:  https://marnietunay2.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/sources-for-volundarkvida-when-where-and-why/ Contender with Völuspá for the title of ‘most haunting poem’ in the 12th ? cent. Old Norse manuscript known as the ‘Codex Regius,’ Völundarkviða* ‘is hands-down the eeriest of … Continue reading

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Old Norse Myths and Runic Sources: Summary Reviews and recommendations

1.  THE EDDAS:  ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITIONS: 1a.  Snorri Sturluson’s ‘Prose Edda:’  The only English translation worth getting is that by Anthony Faulkes:  it’s widely reputed to be accurate and complete.  It’s also a bit tricky to find, because his name is … Continue reading

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