Poetic Edda, Old Norse Poetry Collection
(12th century?)

"Odin and the Völva" (1895) by Lorenz Frølich,
first and best-known tale in the Poetic Edda

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Poetic Edda
  • Dates: presumed 12th century
  • Place: Iceland
  • Language: Old Norse
  • What it is: collection of poetry in Old Norse (sometimes attributed to Saemundr the Learned) including Norse mythology and tales of human heroes
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom

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