The Poetic Edda, Volume I: Heroic Poems

Translator: Carolyne Larrington
Date Published: 1999, 2014

The Poetic Edda is an ancient collection of anonymous poems attributed to the Norse people. Several historical copies of the Poetic Edda exist, but its most influential manuscript is the Codex Regius, which is believed to have been written within the 1270’s.

In terms of complexity, Larrington’s translation of the Poetic Edda is a good middle-of-the-road option between Dr. Crawford’s simpler translation and Ursula Dronke’s scholarly translation.

The Poetic Edda by Carolyne Larrington

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