an accumulation Old Norse poems, labeled as the Elder or Poetic Edda, put together in the early 13th century.
A manual of Icelandic poetry, labeled as the Younger or Prose Edda, compiled by Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241).
The spiritual or mythological guide of old Scandinavian tribes of German beginning, containing two collections of Sagas (legends, fables) for the old north gods and heroes.
A book written (in prose) by Snorri Sturluson (produced about 1178, died by murder 1241), containing the old mythological lore of Scandinavia and also the old synthetic principles for verse-making; in addition, a collection of old Icelandic poems.
either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandinavian mythology