View Poll Results: Have you read the Edda?

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    Have You Read the Edda?

    Everyone is quoting the Hávamál, everyone knows stories of Thor and Loki, everyone has heard of Óđrerir - but have you actually read the Prose and Poetic Edda?
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    I've only read the poetic all the way through. I don't have a copy of the prose Edda and I can't stand reading long texts online.

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    I've read and enjoyed them both. The Prose Edda was more readable just because of how its organized, and I liked the Poetic Edda too but I'll definitely have to re-read it a few more times before I understand it all.

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    I've read both, although I only read the Prose Edda a few months ago, as I originally got my information concerning what was in it from the book "Odin" by Kayser-Langerhanß.

    I must say that I enjoyed the poetic one more, but that's maybe me with my extraordinary reverence for poetry. The Prose Edda was concise, but I am not such a large fan of Snorri, I actually believe that he distorted quite a bit of our Lore, having been a Christian.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Read them, have them right here next beside me, on my bookshelf

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    Have not red them is there a site i can purchase them from not easy to find such books where i live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordicdusk
    Have not red them is there a site i can purchase them from not easy to find such books where i live.
    Try Amazon.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Both.

    It has to be read, and then read again

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    Thanks i will check amazon.
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    I personally recommend the Lee M. Hollander translation for the Poetic Edda, and the Everyman edition for the Prose Edda; but if you read the Poetic Edda for the first time you are probably better off starting with the Carolyn Larrington translation, it's easier to understand for the lay.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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