Let’s talk gold!

Let’s talk gold!

I´m no scholar. I do not remember everything I read and reading trough the Edda can be a bit challenging when it´s not the most modern way of telling stories. Still, one thing strikes me clear as a lightning from a hammer – there is allot of reference to gold in that...
Musical poetry

Musical poetry

Kvad (kvaedi) is a musical / poetic form of telling stories and was (is) common in many parts of Northen Europe. The Poetic Edda is built around that ancient tradition and allot of information regarding Norse Mythology can be found within those verses. One Kvad is...
The beginning of a journey

The beginning of a journey

The Edda do not begin with the creation of the world, but a journey by a wise man seeking knowledge. His name was Gylfe and he ruled a place where Sweden now is. A women named Gefjon from the Asa blood line (asir blood) helped him and as a reward, he gave her a piece...
What is the Edda?

What is the Edda?

Snorres Edda and the Poetic Edda is a collection of mostly Islandic folk stories written down by Snorre Sturlasson (Snorri Sturluson) around the year 1220. It´s the source from where most of our knowledge about the Norse mythology comes from and it´s the book I...