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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All accented characters have been replaced by non-accented, because the fonts in Skyrim's book do not supported accented characters.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
14 Comments
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he was saying: cool mod finally something from icelanders, clever.
*Sturluson *Skáld *Skáldskaparmál
Altbert  [author] Aug 31, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
Translation please!
IcelandicDodger Aug 31, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
flott mod loksins eitthvað frá íslendingum, sniðugt
DoctorPlague Apr 12, 2013 @ 1:26am 
Looks great if you're playing as a healer/white mage.
RuggdTreeHugger Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
I am glad to see this mod...only mod under title Christian...A++. Thanks.
Werejackal of Humanity Protector Mar 6, 2013 @ 5:17pm 
I never heard this writer at all.
Mr.Tock K98 Mar 6, 2013 @ 10:57am 
THX !
Crow Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:01pm 
Glorious!!!
wolfsklage Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:07am 
Very very epic! Love it!