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    Here are two too start you off, Orkneyingers Saga and The Poetic Edda, the Eddas are a set of poems full of wisdom and enlightenment. These have all been given their Anglo spelling, as horrendous as that looks to an Icelander :icon_arro

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    The Orkneyingers Saga

    Introduction
    The Orkneyingers’ Saga
    The Story of Earl Magnus
    The Story of Earl Rognvald

    The Poetic Edda

    General Introduction
    Voluspo
    Hovamol
    Vafthruthnismol
    Grimnismol
    Skirnismol
    Harbarthsljoth
    Hymiskvitha
    Lokasenna
    Thrymskvitha
    Alvissmol
    Baldrs Draumar
    Rigsthula
    Hyndluljoth
    Svipdagsmol
    Völundarkvitha
    Helgakvitha Hjorvarthssonar
    Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I
    Helgakvitha Hundingsbana II
    Fra Dautha Sinfjotla
    Gripisspo
    Reginsmol
    Fafnismol
    Sigrdrifumol
    Brot Af Sigurtharkvithu
    Guthrunarkvitha I
    Sigurtharkvitha En Skamma
    Helreith Brynhildar
    Drap Niflunga
    Guthrunarkvitha II, En Forna
    Guthrunarkvitha III
    Oddrunargratr
    Atlakvitha En Grönlenzka
    Atlamol En Grönlenzku
    Guthrunarhvot
    Hamthesmol


    These are just part of the Sagas, but I recommend you read these since they are very fun to read and full of knowledge (preferably learn Icelandic first and grab a print of them in their original form :icon_bigg )

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    These are just part of the Sagas, but I recommend you read these since they are very fun to read and full of knowledge (preferably learn Icelandic first and grab a print of them in their original form :icon_bigg )[/QUOTE]


    Hahaha its on my to do list at somepoint in time after i learn Swedish and everything else .Hmmm plus i dont think i have actually even seen Icelandic as a language course anywhere before down here.

    As for the links thank you very much that will be a great help even though they are only in English . I'll start reading them in my off time 1:
    Wotan Mit Uns

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    One note, I might add. That link Lundi provided has crap-spelling, not at all like the Icelandic text.

    Hyndluljodh!? Hyndluljóđ, please... and Voluspo! Völuspá!!!

    Also, there are actually three types of text, raw manuscript text (which no one but scholars read), normalised text (based on the writing time of the stories) and modern text. I hate the modern text but it is mostly used; I find the normalised text the best and most fun to read.

    I'm going to give one example, from Völuspá.

    Manuscript:
    Hlióđs biđ ek allar
    helgar kindir
    meiri ok minni
    mögo Heimdallar
    vilto at ek Váföđrs
    vel fram telia
    forn spiöll fira
    ţau er ek fremst um man.

    Normalised text:
    Hljóđs biđ ek allar,
    helgar kindir,
    meiri ok minni
    mögu Heimdallar.
    Viltu at ek Valföđr,
    vel fyr telja
    forn spjöll fira,
    ţau er fremst um man.

    Modern:
    Hljóđs biđ ég allar
    helgar kindir,
    meiri og minni
    mögu Heimdallar.
    Viltu ađ ég, Valföđur,
    vel fyr telja
    forn spjöll fira,
    ţau er fremst um man.

    I recommend to any foreigner learning Icelandic to read them with the modern text, unless they want to struggle through it.

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    And Skadi, if you want to use the Icelandic characters, you should also use the Icelandic words. : Miđgarđur and Ásgarđur.

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    Could any one figure out the riddles of Vafţrúđnismál without reading further verse? I could never answer correct to any of the lore from the ţurs, but from Hárbarđr I had figured only two. Wisdom of vćttir astound me; even Frigg was sceptical of 'Gagnráđr' travelling to the Hall of ţursar. Frigg kvađ 'heima letja ek mynda Heriaföđr í görđom gođa, ţvíat engi iötun ek hugđa iafnramman sem Vafţrúđni vera.' Naturally, He rides and enters the Hall, " . . . at höllu hann kom, ok átti Íms fađir; inn gekk Yggr ţegar." How did your wit prevail? f.eks. seg ţú mér, Gagnráđr, alls ţú á gólfi vill ţíns of freista frama, hvé sá hestr heitir er hverjan dregr dag of dróttmögu . . . seg ţú ţat, Gagnráđr, alls ţú á gólfi vill ţíns of freista frama, hvé sú á heitir, er deilir međ jötna sonum grund ok međ gođum. But I dare not ask that of Baldr which even the ţurs could not.

    Do you believe He referred to the same mystery of Him Self in Hávamál as to above with that of Baldrs pyre? Recall the Runic Poem, 'Ţat kann ek it átjánda, er ek ćva kennik, mey né manns konu, alt er betra, er einn um kann, ţat fylgir ljóđa lokum . . . '



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