Thorpe Benjamin - The Elder Eddas


Authors : Thorpe Benjamin - Blackwell I. A.
Title : The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson
Year : 1906

Link download : Thorpe_Benjamin_-_The_Elder_Eddas.zip

SAEMUND, son of Sigfus, the reputed collector of the poems bearing his name, which is sometimes also called the Elder, and the Poetic, Edda, was of a highly distinguished family, being descended in a direct line from King Harald Hildetonn. He was born at Oddi, his paternal dwelling in the south of Iceland, between the years 1054 and 1057, or about 50 years after the establislnnent by law of the Christian religion in that island; hence it is easy to imagine that many heathens, or baptized favourers of the old mythic songs of heathenism, may have lived in his days and imparted to him the lays of the times of old, which his unfettered mind induced him to hand down to posterity. ...

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