Is the Prose Edda by Snorri?

Is the Prose Edda by Snorri?

The Prose Edda is undoubtedly by Snorri. It is preserved in three primary manuscripts: Codex Regius, early fourteenth century; Codex Wormianus, fourteenth century, named from Ole Worm, from whose hands it passed, in 1706, into the hands of Arni Magnússon; and Codex Upsaliensis, about 1300, perhaps a direct copy of Snorri’s own text.

Who is the author of the Prose Edda?

The Prose Edda. of Snorri Sturlson. Translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur [1916] The Prose Edda is a text on Old Norse Poetics, written about 1200 by the Norwegian poet and politican Snorri Sturlson, who also wrote the Heimskringla.

What happened to Denmark before Snorri?

Nearly thirty years before Snorri’s birth, the Danish kingdom had been the plaything of a German prince, Henry the Lion, who set up or pulled down her rulers as he saw fit; and during Snorri’s boyhood, one of these rulers, Valdamarr I, contributed to Henry’s political destruction.

What are some of the most famous poems in the Edda?

Alsvinnsmál, one of the poems of the Elder Edda, 213, 224. Althjófr, a dwarf, 26. Alvig, wife of Hálfdan the Old, 228-230. Amlódí 140. “Amlódi’s Churn (=the sea), 140. Ámsvartnir, a lake, 44. Andhrímnir, 50. Andlangr, the second heaven, 32. Andvari, a dwarf, 26, 151, 152.

What are the three Norns in the poem nordrsetudrápa?

Nordrsetudrápa, a poem by Sveinn, 141. Nóri, a dwarf, 26. Norns: the three Norns, the Germanic Fates, 28-30, 143; the minor norns, 29. North, a dwarf, 20. Norway, settled by Odin, 9; mentioned, 170, 188, 199, 218, 226, 233. Nýi, a dwarf, 26. Nýr, a dwarf, 26.

How will the reader perceive the value of the Edda?

The reader will perceive the value of the Eddaif he will compare it, for legendary and antiquarian interest, with the Mabinogion, and will also realize that the Eddais a masterpiece of style,–style that no translator can ever reproduce. A. G. B. Cambridge, Massachusetts.