The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology 0815316607, 9780815316602

This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the 'Poetic

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The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology
 0815316607,  9780815316602

Table of contents :
Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: "Edda 2000"
1. The Founding of Miðgarðr ('Vo̜luspá 1-8') / Lars Lönnroth; tr. Paul Acker
2. Gunnlo̜ð and the Precious Mead ('Hávamál') / Svava Jakobsdóttir; tr. Katrina Attwood
3. 'Vafþrúðnismál' and 'Grímnismál': Cosmic History, Cosmic Geography / Carolyne Larrington
4. Cursing with the Thistle: 'Skírnismál' 31, 6-8 and OE Metrical Charm 9, 16-17 / Joseph Harris
5. 'Hárbarðsljóð' as Generic Farce / Carol Clover
6. Þorr's Fishing Expedition ('Hymiskviða') / Preben Meulengracht Sørensen; tr. Kirsten Williams
7. Form and Content in 'Lokasenna': A Re-evaluation / Philip N. Anderson
8. Loki's Mythological Function in the Tripartite System ('Lokasenna') / Jerold C. Frakes
9. Reading 'Þrymskviða' / Margaret Clunies Ross
10. The Context of 'Vo̜lundarkviða' / John McKinnell
11. Dwarf-lore in 'Alvíssmál' / Paul Acker
12. 'Rígsþula': Some Medieval Christian Analogues / Thomas D. Hill
13. Dialogue with a 'vo̜lva': 'Vo̜luspá', 'Baldrs draumar' and 'Hyndluljóð' / Judy Quinn
General Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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