Prose Edda is called The “Tricking of Gylfi” (or, in Old Norse, Gylfaginning). Since Gylfaginning is very long, only sections about the Sun, Moon, and seasons . Gylfaginning^ conceived in the true antiquarian spirit, supplies the mythological and . that the highly technical nature of Hattatal forbids translation into English. Snorra Edda: Gylfaginning. Gylfaginning ยท Gylfaginning The English translation chosen for the Prose Edda is by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, from a.

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About evening, Thor took his he-goats and slaughtered them both; after that they were flayed and borne to the caldron. Modgud is the name of the may gyldaginning guards the bridge. All Jotunheim echoes, the iEsir are at council; The dwarves are groaning before their stone doors. Here the gods have their doomstead.

Prose Edda/Gylfaginning

For them he prepares Valhal and Vingolf, where they are called einherjes heroes. Thor did not answer, but set the horn to his lips, thinking that he would now take a larger draught. The hammer sank up to the handle. In the evening Thor took his goats and killed them both, whereupon he had them flayed and borne into a kettle. He wondered much that the asa-folk was so mighty in knowledge, that all things went after their will.

That is the best and largest house ever built on earth, and is within and without like solid gold. He contends with Tyr, and they kill each other.


His father is the giant Farbaute, but his mother’s name is Laufey, or Nal. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the implications of the location. He in his fright then promised with an oath that he should so manage that the builder should lose his wages, let it cost him what it would. XL ” How should one periphrase Vidarr? It is evident that he now is bound to know, though it does not seem proper for us to speak thereof. Very bad are these children of Loke, but they are strong and mighty.


They remembered how the dwarfs had quickened in the mould of the earth like maggots in flesh. Great things are to be said thereof. With old tales the hall was gleaming. The old witch bears many giants for sons, and all in the shape of wolves; and from this source are these wolves sprung.

When Loke, Laufey’s son, saw this, it displeased him very much that Balder was not scathed.

Utgard-Loke said this was a good feat, and added that it was to be hoped that he excelled in swiftness if he expected to win in this game, but he would soon have the matter decided. It was also agreed that no man should help him with the work. He is very daring and stout-hearted. Why do you not ask how many doors there are in Valhal, and how large they are? Straightway they took hold, and made themselves a net after the pattern of the one which they perceived, by the burnt-out ashes, that Loki had made.

That is the best seat of judgment among gods and men; thus it is said here:. She often goes on skees snow-shoeswith her bow, and shoots wild beasts.


The twelfth gylfaginnihg Hlin: But the south part of Ginungagap was lighted up by the glowing sparks that flew out of Muspelheim.

So he arose and ran over to him. Frey could have slain him with his hand. Thou wilt not shrink from one more drink than may he well for thee? Full text of ” The Prose Edda ” See other formats Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online.

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I should like to try other games, but I should be surprised if such a drink at home among the asas would be called small. Have ye not said before, that every man shall live in some world throughout all ages?

Full text of “The Prose Edda”

He pondered whether this might proceed from their own nature, or. Her hall is Sesrynmer, and it is large and beautiful. The word “Edda,” as applied to the whole work, has long furnished scholars with material for disputation. In figure 4, from the Codex Gypfaginning from the beginning of the fourteenth century, manuscript DG 11, the only medieval manuscript illustrated here, the figures are neither one eyed nor labelled.

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