What is Edda?


The term Edda (Old Norse Edda, plural Eddur) applies to the Old Norse Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, both of which were written down in Iceland during the 13th century in Icelandic, although they contain material from earlier traditional sources, reaching into the Viking Age. The books are the main sources of medieval skaldic tradition in Iceland and Norse mythology.

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Edda Award
... The Edda Award is an accolade bestowed by The Icelandic Film and Television Academy (IKSA), and is the most prominent film and television award in Iceland ... The Edda has been awarded for outstanding work in various categories annually since 1999 ...
Sigrdrífumál - Editions and Translations
... Further information Poetic Edda Benjamin Thorpe (trans.), The Edda Of Sæmund The Learned, 1866 online copy northvegr.org Sophus Bugge, Sæmundar Edda, 1867 (edition of the manuscript text) online copy Henry Adams ... Taylor (trans.), The Elder Edda A Selection, 1969 ...
Sumarr And Vetr
... Sumarr and Vetr, personified, are attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson ... In both, the two are given genealogies, while in the Prose Edda the two figure into a number of kennings used by various skalds ...
The Prose Edda
... The Prose Edda, sometimes referred to as the Younger Edda or Snorri's Edda is an Icelandic manual of poetics which also contains many mythological stories ... The Prose Edda consists of a Prologue and three separate books Gylfaginning, concerning the creation and foretold destruction and rebirth of the Norse mythical world, Skáldskaparm ...

More definitions of "Edda":

  • (noun): Either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandanavian mythology.