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Snorri & Frosti

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Editor: Galley Beggar Press
ISBN: 1910296074
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"You know, sometimes I wake up and for a few moments I think I am teenager again. Sometimes I feel like I am a young man and all the people who have died are still here, and I have my whole life ahead of me. Then I remember." A haunting novella from Benjamin Myers about two old brothers, in a cabin, in a north European country, chopping wood, rubbing along, living and... well, we don't want to say more. But this is a special, strange and wonderfully touching piece of writing. Writing to love.

The Concept of the Goddess

The Concept of the Goddess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra Billington,Miranda Green
Editor: Routledge
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The Concept of the Goddess by Sandra Billington,Miranda Green Summary

The Concept of the Goddess explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures, including: * Celtic * Roman * Norse * Caucasian * Japanese traditions. The contributors explore the reasons for the existence of so many goddesses in the mythology of patriarchal societies and show that goddesses have also assumed more masculine roles, with war, hunting and sovereignty being equally important aspects of their cults.

How to Make Mistakes On Purpose

How to Make Mistakes On Purpose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie Rosenwald
Editor: Hachette Go
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How to Make Mistakes On Purpose by Laurie Rosenwald Summary

Based on Laurie Rosenwald's popular workshop, How to Make Mistakes On Purpose reveals an intuitive, entertaining way to come up with truly original ideas. Three generations of humans have now been molded into results-oriented workers who cannot mess up, and therefore may never innovate either. Shared software, skills, and experiences equal no surprises. Surrounded by the unwavering, reliable results made possible by a machine, we all marinate in this ubiquitous cybersauce. Behold! Thousands of shiny new apps, sites, products, and services that look, feel, and are essentially the same. Because computers don’t make mistakes. Chance is the natural foil to the digital. We combine both for originality. This makes for the kind of exciting, hopeful future we want. We embrace technology but need to slap it around a bit to get someplace new. Human error sparks connections. In a relaxed situation where one’s hypercritical demons are AWOL, the snap, crackle, pop of brainstorms happen all around us. A fresh, colorful guide to discovery, with clearly marked directions and witty prompts, this is a book about living a productive, individualistic life. Whatever your job, it gives you a way to zig while everyone around you can only zag. It will also make you laugh along the way.

Snorri Sturluson - Historiker, Dichter, Politiker

Snorri Sturluson - Historiker, Dichter, Politiker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heinrich Beck,Wilhelm Heizmann,Jan van Nahl
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
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Snorri Sturluson - Historiker, Dichter, Politiker by Heinrich Beck,Wilhelm Heizmann,Jan van Nahl Summary

Der isländische Historiker, Dichter und Politiker Snorri Sturluson war eine Ausnahmegestalt des nordischen Mittelalters. Die Beiträge international renommierter Forscher diskutieren den aktuellen Stand der Forschung und bringen selbst neue Ansätze ein. Dabei werden neben religionshistorischen und historischen Themen auch Fragen der Biographie, der Wissenschaftsgeschichte und der Textüberlieferung behandelt.

Snorri Sturluson

Snorri Sturluson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Fix
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110803984
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La Edda de Snorri Sturluson (Mondliteraturo en Esperanto)

La Edda de Snorri Sturluson (Mondliteraturo en Esperanto) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Snorri Sturluson
Editor: Mondial
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La Edda de Snorri Sturluson (Mondliteraturo en Esperanto) by Snorri Sturluson Summary

The Edda by Snorri Sturluson is the main source for the old mythology of Scandinavia. Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) was a member of an influential Icelandic family and author of a history of Norwegian kings, of the Edda, and of many other books. We present the Edda in the excellent Esperanto translation by Baldur Ragnarsson. --- La Edda de Snorri Sturluson estas la chefa fonto por la mitologio de Skandinavio. Ghi estas tradukita al Esperanto de la islanda verkisto Baldur Ragnarsson.

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Lindow
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198034997
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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.

The Poetic Edda & The Prose Edda (Complete Edition)

The Poetic Edda & The Prose Edda (Complete Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Saemund Sigfusson,Snorri Sturluson
Editor: e-artnow
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The Poetic Edda & The Prose Edda (Complete Edition) by Saemund Sigfusson,Snorri Sturluson Summary

This meticulously edited ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Edda" is an Old Norse term attributed by modern scholars to these two main Medieval Icelandic literary works of mythology: Contents: The Elder Eddas of Saemund Völuspâ. The Vala's Prophecy The Lay Of Vafthrudnir The Lay Of Grimnir The Lay Of Vegtam, Or Baldr's Dreams The High One's Lay Odin's Rune-song The Lay Of Hymir The Lay Of Thrym, Or The Hammer Recovered The Lay Of The Dwarf Alvis The Lay Of Harbard The Journey Or Lay Of Skirnir The Lay Of Rig Oegir's Compotation, Or Loki's Altercation The Lay Of Fiolsvith The Lay Of Hyndla The Incantation Of Groa The Song Of The Sun Sinfiotli's End The First Lay Of Sigurd Fafnicide, Or Gripir's Prophecy The Second Lay Of Sigurd Fafnicide The Lay Of Fafnir The Lay Of Sigrdrifa Fragments Of The Lay Of Sigurd And Brynhild The Third Lay Of Sigurd Fafnicide Fragments Of The Lay Of Brynhild The First Lay Of Gudrun Brynhild's Hel-ride The Slaughter Of The Niflungs The Second Lay Of Gudrun The Third Lay Of Gudrun Oddrun's Lament The Lay Of Atli The Groenland Lay Of Atli Gudrun's Incitement The Lay Of Hamdir The Younger Eddas of Sturleson The Deluding Of Gylfi Gylfi's Journey To Asgard Of The Supreme Deity Of The Primordial State Of The Universe Of Night And Day Of The Sun And Moon Of The Way That Leads To Heaven The Golden Age Origin Of The Dwarfs Of The Ash Yggdrasill, Mimir's Well., And The Norns Or Destinies Of The Various Celestial Regions Of The Wind And The Seasons Of Odin Of Thor Of Baldur Of Njord Of The God Frey, And The Goddess Freyja Of Tyr Of The Other Gods Hodur The Blind, Assassin Of Baldur Of Loki And His Progeny Of Ragnarok, Or The Twilight Of The Gods, And The Conflagration Of The Universe

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stuart Lee,Elizabeth Solopova
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137454709
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The Keys of Middle-earth by Stuart Lee,Elizabeth Solopova Summary

A comprehensive introduction to the medieval languages and texts that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth. Using key episodes in The Silmarillion , The Hobbit , and The Lord of the Rings , medieval texts are presented in their original language with translations. Essential for those who wish to delve deeper into the background to Tolkien's mythology.

The Keys of Middle-earth

The Keys of Middle-earth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Lee,Elizabeth Solopova
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230503810
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The Keys of Middle-earth by S. Lee,Elizabeth Solopova Summary

The Keys of Middle-Earth uniquely introduces the reader to the world of Medieval Literature through the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien. Using key episodes in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, readers are taken back to the works of Old, Middle English and Old Norse literature that so influenced Tolkien. The original texts are presented with helpful new translations to help the reader approach the medieval poems and tales, and introductory essays draw on recent scholarship and Tolkien's own unpublished notes. Presenting a new era of Tolkien studies, this book will be of use to students (and teachers) of Medieval/Old English literature and general readers interested in the origins of Tolkien's most widely-known works.

Heimskringla

Heimskringla Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Snorri Sturluson
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292786964
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Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson Summary

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond

Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Chase
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823257835
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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond by Martin Chase Summary

Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond shines light on traditional divisions of Old Norse–Icelandic poetry and awakens the reader to work that blurs these boundaries. Many of the texts and topics taken up in these enlightening essays have been difficult to categorize and have consequently been overlooked or undervalued. The boundaries between genres (Eddic and Skaldic), periods (Viking Age, medieval, early modern), or cultures (Icelandic, Scandinavian, English, Continental) may not have been as sharp in the eyes and ears of contemporary authors and audiences as they are in our own. When questions of classification are allowed to fade into the background, at least temporarily, the poetry can be appreciated on its own terms. Some of the essays in this collection present new material, while others challenge long-held assumptions. They reflect the idea that poetry with “medieval” characteristics continued to be produced in Iceland well past the fifteenth century, and even beyond the Protestant Reformation in Iceland (1550). This superb volume, rich in up-to-date scholarship, makes little-known material accessible to a wide audience.

The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson, and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson

The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson, and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Snorri Sturluson
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The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson, and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Snorri Sturluson Summary

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Prose Edda - Tales from Norse Mythology

The Prose Edda - Tales from Norse Mythology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Snorri Sturluson
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446546179
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The Prose Edda - Tales from Norse Mythology by Snorri Sturluson Summary

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Poetic Edda: The Mythological Poems

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The ancient oral traditions of the Norsemen live on in these translations known as the "Lays of the Gods." This 13th-century collection recaptures a mythical world that influenced Tolkien and other storytellers.

Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic

Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claude Lecouteux
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162055481X
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Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic by Claude Lecouteux Summary

A thorough reference to the many deities, magical beings, mythical places, and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe • Explores the legends and origins of well-known gods and figures such as Odin, Thor, Krampus, and the Valkyries, as well as a broad range of magical beings such as the Elf King, the Lorelei, the Perchten, dwarves, trolls, and giants • Draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the Poetic Edda and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus • Examines folktales, myths, and magical beliefs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and England The legends of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe--spanning from Germany and Austria across Scandinavia to Iceland and England--include a broad range of mythical characters and places, from Odin and Thor, to berserkers and Valhalla, to the Valkyries and Krampus. In this encyclopedia, Claude Lecouteux explores the origins, connections, and tales behind many gods, goddesses, magical beings, rituals, folk customs, and mythical places of Norse and Germanic tradition. More than a reference to the Aesir and the Vanir pantheons, this encyclopedia draws upon a wealth of well-known and rare sources, such as the Poetic Edda, the Saga of Ynglingar by Snorri Sturluson, and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus. Beyond the famous and infamous Norse gods and goddesses, Lecouteux also provides information on lesser-known figures from ancient Germanic pagan tradition such as the Elf King, the Lorelei, the Perchten, land spirits, fairies, dwarves, trolls, goblins, bogeymen, giants, and many other beings who roam the wild, as well as lengthy articles on well-known figures and events such as Siegfried (Sigurd in Norse) and Ragnarök. The author describes the worship of the elements and trees, details many magical rituals, and shares wild folktales from ancient Europe, such as the strange adventure of Peter Schlemihl and the tale of the Cursed Huntsman. He also dispels the false beliefs that have arisen from the Nazi hijacking of Germanic mythology and from its longtime suppression by Christianity. Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English, this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their pagan pasts and restore the old religion.

Essays on Eddic Poetry

Essays on Eddic Poetry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John McKinnell
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442669276
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Essays on Eddic Poetry by John McKinnell Summary

Essays on Eddic Poetry presents a selection of important articles on Old Norse literature by noted medievalist John McKinnell. While McKinnell’s work addresses many of the perennial issues in the study of Old Norse, this collection has a special focus on the interplay between heathen and Christian world-views in the poems. Among the texts examined are Hávamál, which includes an elegantly cynical poem about Óðinn’s sexual intrigues and a more mystical one about his self-sacrifice on the world-tree in order to gain magical wisdom; Vǫlundarkviða, which recounts an elvish smith’s revenge for his captivity and maiming; and Hervararkviða, where the heroine bravely but foolishly raises her dead father to demand the deadly sword Tyrfingr from him. Originally published between 1988 and 2008, these twelve essays cover a wide range of mythological and heroic poems and have been revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship.

Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures

Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000110990
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Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures by Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies Summary

The Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures provides a scholarly and accessible introduction to the literature which was the inspiration for many of the heroes of modern popular culture, from The Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia, and which set the foundations of the English language and its literature as we know it today. Edited, translated and annotated by the editors of Beowulf and Other Stories, the anthology introduces readers to the rich and varied literature of Britain, Scandinavia and France of the period in and around the Viking Age. Ranging from the Old English epic Beowulf through to the Anglo-Norman texts which heralded the transition Middle English, thematically organised chapters present elegies, eulogies, laments and followed by material on the Viking Wars in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Vikings gods and Icelandic sagas, and a final chapter on early chivalry introduces the new themes and forms which led to Middle English literature, including Arthurian Romances and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Laying out in parallel text format selections from the most important Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman works, this anthology presents translated and annotated texts with useful bibliographic references, prefaced by a headnote providing useful background and explanation.

The Other British Isles

The Other British Isles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David W. Moore
Editor: McFarland
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The Other British Isles by David W. Moore Summary

Their names bespeak a rich past. From the Norse Hjaltland comes the modern Shetland: islands nominally Scottish, steeped in Nordic culture, closer to the Arctic Circle than to London. Important Neolithic sites are at Skara Brae and Maes Howe in the Orkneys. Holy Iona, island center of Celtic Christianity, the Isle of Man, former seat of rule over the Irish Sea, and Anglesey and Islay, homes of medieval courts at Aberffraw and Loch Finlaggan, are just a few of the more than 6,000 islands that form the archipelago known as the British Isles. The offshore isles are home to half a million people. Focusing on the eight islands or chains that have long supported substantial populations, this history tells the stories of Shetland, Orkney, the Hebrides, Anglesey, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Isles, and the Isles of Man and Wight, from their Neolithic settlement, to Roman, Norse and Norman occupation, to the struggle to maintain their uniqueness in today’s world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.