Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Scandinavian Literature, The mythological lays

Mythological lays about the Norse gods made up the first half of the Poetic Edda. It is unlikely that any of these originated outside Norway, Iceland, and Norse colonies in the British Isles. The V�lusp� (�Sibyl's Prophecy�) was a striking poem on the history of the world of gods, men, and monsters, from the beginning until the �twilight of the gods.� Many passages in the poem are

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