Archive | May, 2018

Gylfaginning: Sealed in Secret Language

Published May 5, 2018

By Donald van den Andel. One of the most important texts available for Ásatrúar (and others interested in the study of the Norse religion or Icelandic literature) is Snorri Sturluson’s Edda, sometimes referred to as the “Prose Edda” or the “Younger Edda” to differentiate it from mythological and heroic poems normally referred to as the “Poetic Edda” or “Elder Edda.”[1] Sturluson’s thirteenth century work is composed of three parts of which Gylfaginning (“The Tricking of Gylfi”) is the most popular and certainly the most influential. It is this section, which recounts the fantastic tales of the Norse Gods, that has […]

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