Edda of Snorri
Edda Ed"da, n.; pl. {Eddas}. [Icel., lit. great-grandmother (i. e., of Scandinavian poetry), so called by Bishop Brynj['u]lf Sveinsson, who brought it again to light in 1643.] The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes of German origin, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, myths) of the old northern gods and heroes. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are two Eddas. The older, consisting of 39 poems, was reduced to writing from oral tradition in Iceland between 1050 and 1133. The younger or {prose Edda}, called also the {Edda of Snorri}, is the work of several writers, though usually ascribed to Snorri Sturleson, who was born in 1178.


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  • Edda — Ed da, n.; pl. {Eddas}. [Icel., lit. great grandmother (i. e., of Scandinavian poetry), so called by Bishop Brynj[ u]lf Sveinsson, who brought it again to light in 1643.] The religious or mythological book of the old Scandinavian tribes of German …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edda en Prose — Edda de Snorri Couverture d un manuscrit de l Edda de Snorri illustré par Ólafur Brynjúlfsson (1760). Copenhague, Bibliothèque royale. Sont représentés les corbeaux Hugin et Munin, entourant Odin, le foret Rati, la vache Audhumla, le loup Fenrir …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Edda en prose — Edda de Snorri Couverture d un manuscrit de l Edda de Snorri illustré par Ólafur Brynjúlfsson (1760). Copenhague, Bibliothèque royale. Sont représentés les corbeaux Hugin et Munin, entourant Odin, le foret Rati, la vache Audhumla, le loup Fenrir …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Snorri Sturluson — [The Old Norse/Icelandic spelling of the name is Snorri Sturluson . Snorre Sturlason is the modern Norwegian and Snorre Sturlasson the modern Swedish spelling. For the construction of the name (a patronymic), see Icelandic naming conventions.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Edda poética — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La Edda poética o Edda mayor es una colección de poemas escritos en nórdico antiguo preservados inicialmente en el manuscrito medieval islandés conocido como Codex Regius. Junto con la Edda prosaica de Snorri… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Snorri Sturluson — • Historian, born at Hvammr, 1178; died 1241 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Snorri Sturluson     Snorri Sturluson     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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