The Prose Edda was written by Icelandic lawspeaker and politician Snorri Sturluson in 1220 C.E. It was written to demonstrate the poetic artform of “kenning.” The work uses the Norse gods and their stories as central figures in this work, but the overall work itself has heavy Christian leanings, reflecting the religious syncretism of the time. The book contains three parts: Gylfaginning (“The Tricking of Gylfi”), Skáldskaparmál (“The Language of Poetry”), and Háttatal (“Tally of Metres”).