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Poems of the Elder Edda

by Various Artists

The 34 Edda Poems from the 13th century Codex Regius, here translated by Patricia Terry, present a vivid portrait of the life of the Vikings, the core of Norse Mythology, and has served as inspiration for generations of authors, poets, and compose
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1. Credits: Introduction
Mondello Publishing
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2. Introduction
Shiromi Arserio
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3. The Voluspa
Shiromi Arserio
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4. Sayings of the High One
Thomas Landbo
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5. The Lay of Loddfafnir
Thomas Landbo
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6. The Lay of Vafthrudnir
Shiromi Arserio
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7. The Lay of Grimnir
Wanda Moats
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8. Skirnir's Journey
Matthew Posner
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9. The Lay of Harbard
Thomas Landbo
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10. The Lay of Hymir
Shiromi Arserio
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11. The Insolence of Loki
Shiromi Arserio
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12. The Lay of Thrym
Matthew Posner
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13. The Lay of Alvis
Thomas Landbo
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14. The Lay of Volund
Shiromi Arserio
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15. The Lay of Helgi Hjorvard's Son
Shiromi Arserio
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16. The First Lay of Helgi Hunding's Bane
Matthew Posner
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17. The Second Lay of Helgi Hunding's Bane
Shiromi Arserio
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18. The Prophecy of Gripir
Wanda Moats
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19. The Lay of Regin
Thomas Landbo
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20. The Lay of Fafnir
Matthew Posner
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21. The Lay of Sigrdrifa
Shiromi Arserio
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22. Fragment of a Sigurd Lay
Wanda Moats
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23. The Grief of Gudrun
Shiromi Arserio
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24. The Short Lay of Sigurd
Thomas Landbo
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25. Brynhilds Journey to Hel
Wanda Moats
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26. The Second Lay of Gudrun
Matthew Posner
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27. The Third Lay of Gudrun
Shiromi Arserio
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28. Oddrun's Lament
Wanda Moats
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29. The Lay of Atli
Thomas Landbo
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30. The Greenland Lay of Atli
Matthew Posner
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31. Gudruns Chain of Woes
Shiromi Arserio
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32. The Lay of Hamdir
Wanda Moats
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33. Balder's Dream
Matthew Posner
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34. The Mill Song
Shiromi Arserio
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35. The Waking of Angantyr
Shiromi Arserio
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36. Credits
Mondello Publishing
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Album Notes
The poems that are here so vividly translated by Patricia Terry unfold the traditional lore of the Norsemen concerning their gods and heroes. Fair Fame is their chief subject, and such has been the potency of their words of praise that Odin the god, Sigurd the hero, and Brynhild the Valkyrie still live even into our modern popular culture.

The lays were a product of the pre-Christian Norse culture of Norway and Iceland. For the most part, they are the survivals of an oral culture of the tenth century, but we know them only as they were written down by antiquarian Christian scribes in the Thirteenth century. The great Icelandic historian Snorri Strurluson, who died in 1241, led the way in recording his native traditions by compiling a handbook of pre-Christian Norse lore known as The Prose Edda, or misleadingly, the younger Edda. Following his lead, anonymous compilers recorded the fragments of their ancient poetic tradition. Their collection of poems known as the Elder Edda provides a priceless but incomplete and partial sampling of the great period of Old Norse poetry.

Translation copyright University of Pennsylvania Press 1990. Audio copyright Mondello Publishing, 2015.

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