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 · Gylfaginning The English translation chosen for the Prose Edda is by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, from a.

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They went to the castle; enflish there was a grating in front of the castle- gate, and it was closed. This the writer of lives of kings must bear in mind. Baugi declared that he had no control whatever over the mead, and said that Suttungr was determined to have it to himself, but prom- ised to go with Bolverkr and try if they might get the mead.

Thus his overweening pride, in having presumed to sit in that holy seat, was avenged upon him, that he went away full of sorrow. When he came home, he neither spake, slept, nor drank, and no one dared speak to him. It shall come to pass. In the morning, just before daybreak, he arose, dressed himself, took the hammer Mjolner, lifted it and hallowed the goat-skins.

Full text of “The Prose Edda”

When this was done and made known, it became the pastime of Balder and the asas that he should stand up at their meetings while some of them should shoot engoish him, others should hew at him, while others should throw stones at him; but no matter what they did, no harm came to him, and this seemed to all a great honor.

And Thor waded to land. Then they took one more heat.


No one can stay with us here, unless he is skilled in some craft or accomplishment beyond the most of men. The first translation of the Prose Edda was published at Copenhagen inwhen the complete text appeared, with Latin and Danish interpretation.

I can tell thee a different tale of this. Oftentimes in the daytime he took on him the likeness of a salmon and concealed himself in Frananger Force.


It was also a most astonishing feat when you wrestled with Elle, for none has ever been, and none shall ever be, that Elle eld, old age will not get the better of him, though he gets to be old enough to abide her coming. Near is he who pursues her, and there is no escape for her but to run before him.

The old witch bears many giants for sons, and all in the shape of wolves; and from this source are these wolves sprung. So he dashed him- self out of Dromi. And the holy waters howl.

Why do you not ask how many doors there are in Valhal, and how large they are? When you drank from the horn, and thought that it diminished so little, then, by my troth, it was a great wonder, which I never could have deemed possible. Straightway the serving-lad came forward with the horn and engilsh it into Thor’s hand. Member feedback about Prose Edda: Skrfmir awoke, and englsh whether a leaf had fallen upon his head ; or whether they had eaten and were ready for bed?

He shall go forth against Fenris-Wolf, and Thor stands forward on his other side, and can be of no avail to him, because he shall have his hands full to fight against the Midgard Serpent. Thus sang Egill Skallagrimsson: At the great draught wondrous heavy Drawn up by the Lord of he-goats.

At that time he had not the hammer Mjollnir with him, nor his Girdle of Might, nor the iron gauntlets: Toward breakfast-time they ride home to Valhal and sit down to drink. Between these two realms of cold and heat, creation began when its waters mixed with the heat of Muspelheim to form a “creating bylfaginning. There Gefjun set the land, and gave it a name, calling it Selund. Introduction, Text and Wnglish. This water is so holy that all things that are put into the fountain become as white as the film of an egg-shell.


How were the races developed from him? He is the originator of deceit, and the disgrace of all gods and men. When Skirner came back and gave an account of his journey, Frey said: Then he took a hone from his belt and whetted the scythes; it seemed to them that the scythes cut better by far, and they asked that the hone be wnglish them.

Sturluson planned the collection as a textbook. He is so ‘ Broad-gleaming. Then Thor stood by and hallowed the pyre with MjoUnir; and before his feet ran a certain dwarf which was named Litr; Thor kicked at him with his foot and thrust him into the fire, and he burned. Thus says the Prophecy of the Vala:.

Glfaginning ash is the best and greatest of all trees; its branches spread englush all the world, and reach up above heaven. Another time I will defend my gylfaginninv with similar wiles or with others, so that ye shall get no power over me. The Dwarves’ Crag’s Song-wave rushes O’er all the dauntless shield-host Of him who speeds the fury Of the shield-wall’s piercing sword-bane.

But I can tell you other tidings. Him Thor kicked with his foot and dashed him into the fire, and he, too, was burned.