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The Prose Edda is a text on Old Norse Poetics, written about 1200 by the Icelandic poet and politician Snorri Sturlson, who also wrote the Heimskringla. The Prose Edda contains a wide variety of lore which a Skald (poet) of the time would need to know. The text is of interest to modern readers because it contains consistent narratives of many of the plot lines of Norse mythology. Although Snorri was a Christian, he treated the ancient Pagan mythology with great respect. To this end, Snorri created a quasi-historical backstory for the Norse Gods. Hence the Prose Edda is of interest because it contains one of the first attempts to devise a rational explanation for mythological and legendary events. It is also notable because it contains fragments of a number of manusripts which Snorri had access to, but which are now lost.

The Prose Edda consists of two parts:

01. Gylfaginning
02. Skáldskaparmal

This version of the Prose Edda was translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (1916).

All accented characters have been replaced by non-accented, because the fonts in Skyrim's book do not supported accented characters. This may lead to unwanted situations where the same words are given different translations. However, you can always read (and download) the original texts with footnotes, introduction, index and commentaries from http://www.sacred-texts.com.

You can find one copy of each volume on a table in the library of the Bards College in Solitude. One copy of each volume is available for purchase from Sybille Stentor, Solitude's court wizard.

Myths, Legends and Saga mods:

The Poetic Edda: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=127921874
Heimskringla: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=128434602
The Prose Edda: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=129846029
Teutonic Myths and Legends: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=129736312
Icelandic Sagas: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=130244719
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25 Comments
Minivandiesel Feb 1 @ 4:57am 
Seen it.
Altbert  [author] Feb 1 @ 4:10am 
Maybe this website may be of interest also:

http://www.vikingrune.com/write-in-futhark-runes-old-norse-guide/
Minivandiesel Feb 1 @ 3:08am 
Thank you so much!
Altbert  [author] Feb 1 @ 2:55am 
I don't think runes are used anymore, but the latest rune system, the Darlecarlian runes, were used up till the 20st century in the Swedish province of Dalarna in Central-Sweden. Modern use is only found in neopaganism and esotericism.

Arild Hauge's website on runes is the most accurate I have found sofar. I'm still looking for other websites.
Minivandiesel Jan 31 @ 11:45pm 
Wow, I'm really happy to see another person appreciating this kind of stuff! Could you answer some of my questions for me?

First of all: Do people in Scandinavia still use these ruins normally? Like, if you write your name, will they understand it?

Second of all: Where is the most accurate rune-study-website-thingy?
Altbert  [author] Jan 31 @ 12:36pm 
I have used the Anglo-Saxon runes for a one-by-one transcription of the English text. That's the reason I have used the Anglo-Saxon runes, because the older runes did not have enough runes for present day letters. Germannic tribes used the runes fonetically. Failures in my use of the runes: for 'th' I should have used the 'thorn' and in 'Edda' I should have used the 'd' only once.

A document (thesis) that might interest you: http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/files/3230061/thesis.pdf
Altbert  [author] Jan 31 @ 12:20pm 
In that case you may this a very interesting website: http://www.arild-hauge.com/eindex.htm
Minivandiesel Jan 31 @ 11:14am 
Oh, right. Sorry. I've only learned the Elder and I'm going to start any kind of Younger soon.
Altbert  [author] Jan 31 @ 10:55am 
More precise: the Anglo-Saxon runes
Minivandiesel Jan 31 @ 8:35am 
Younger*