This quantity provides 4 of the main complicated and interesting mythological poems of the Poetic Edda, with parallel translations and person introductions and commentaries. 'Havamal', remarkable for its unforgettable flashes of good looks and melancholy, explores the character of human wisdom. 'Hymiskvita' is the boisterous story of the enormous Hymir. 'Grimnismal', the lay of Grimnir, the Visored God, is a dramatic monologue spoken by way of Otin. the ultimate poem, 'Grottasongr', is the track of 2 ladies stored as slaves by way of King Froti to paintings at his magic grindstone. Ursula Dronke offers new and illuminating textual readings of those celebrated works.
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