Prose Edda is called The “Tricking of Gylfi” (or, in Old Norse, Gylfaginning). Since Gylfaginning is very long, only sections about the Sun, Moon, and seasons . Gylfaginning^ conceived in the true antiquarian spirit, supplies the mythological and . that the highly technical nature of Hattatal forbids translation into English. Snorra Edda: Gylfaginning. Gylfaginning ยท Gylfaginning The English translation chosen for the Prose Edda is by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, from a.

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Har asked the comer what more his errand was, and added that food and drink was there at his service, as for all in Har’s hall.

And so again it is said: He took the largest ox, which was called Himinbrjot, twisted his head off and brought it down to the sea-strand. The ravens sit on his shoulders and say into his ear all the tidings which they see or hear; they are called thus: As they emglish over Bifrost it breaks to pieces, as has before been stated.

Full text of “The Prose Edda”

But if it is made with craft and guile, then, little though it may look, that band will never come on my feet. But when his breath gave yglfaginning, and he looked into the horn to see how it had gone with his drinking, it seemed to him difficult to determine whether there was less in it than before. If you have not known this before, you can easily find out that it is true and that there is no lie about it, since you must have observed that a woman has no beard, that gylfaginninh cat’s footfall cannot be heard, and that mountains have no roots; and I know, forsooth, that what I have told you is perfectly true, although there are some things that you do not understand.


When you drank from the horn, and thought that it diminished so little, then, by my troth, it was a great wonder, which I never could have engilsh possible.

About midnight there was a gylfaglnning earthquake; the ground trembled beneath them, and the house shook.

Of great importance these asas seem to me to be, and it is not wonderful that you have great power, since you have such excellent knowledge of the gods, and know to which of them to address you prayers on each occasion. The Spoiler of the Lady Swiftly flew with gylfaginnihg To meet the high god-rulers Long hence in eagle-plumage; The erne in old days lighted Where the iEsir meat were bearing To the fire-pit; the Giant Of the rocks was called no faint-heart.

Hann er mikill ok heilagr.

You can search through englizh full text of this book on the web at http: Alfather once came there and asked for a drink from the well, but he did not get it before gyldaginning left one of his eyes as a pledge.

I have heard that you have been whispering among yourselves that I am not small of stature, but you will see greater men when you come to Utgard. I will go with you to see him and then you may ask him for his name yourself.

He cast the hone up into the air; but since all wished to lay their hands on it, they became so intermingled with one another that each struck with his scythe against the other’s neck.

Two birds are fed in Urd’s fountain; they are called swans, and they are the parents of the race of swans. That is a most useful goat, and a right excellent tree that must be that she gylfaginninng upon. His brothers are Byleist and Helblinde.


englksh Their first work was to erect a court, where there were seats for all the twelve, and, besides, a high-seat for Alfather. At morn Hermodr prayed Hel that Baldr might ride home with him, and told her how great weep- ing was among the iEsir.


They remembered how the dwarfs had quickened in the mould of the earth like maggots in flesh. He rules all things, but the other gods, each according to his might, serve him as children a father. gylfaignning

You say that all men who since the beginning of the world have fallen in battle have come to Odin in Valhal. Then, when the fetter was brought to the iEsir, they thanked the messenger well for his errand.

All agreed that Loke had lost the wager. Thor remained there over night.

Prose Edda/Gylfaginning

Nordic Academic Press, Whenever Allfather sits in that seat, he surveys all lands. Gylfe answered that his name was Ganglere; 10 that he had come a long enlish, and that he sought lodgings for the night. Wine is to him both food and drink, as is here said:. Let Hel keep snglish she has! Then that too shall hap- pen, that Naglfar shall be loosened, the ship which is so named. The following are the names of the horses of the gods: Next they made for themselves in the middle of the world a city which is called Asgard ; men call it Troy.

Thor lifted up the bar and threw it, and it passed through the pillar and through Geirrodr and through the wall, and so on out, even into the earth. A careful and scholarly account of it by Eirikr Magnusson’ will be found in the introduction to the sixth volume of The Saga Library. He is the wisest of the iEsir, and the fairest-spoken and most gracious ; and that quality attends him, that none may gain- say his judgments.