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The '''''Poetic Edda''''' or '''''Elder Edda''''' is a collection of [[Old Norse]] poems preserved in a 13th century Icelandic manuscript. One such poem, ''[[Völuspá]]'', was a major source of inspiration to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
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The '''''Poetic Edda''''' or '''''Elder Edda''''' is a collection of [[Old Norse]] alliterative verse poetry preserved in a 13th century Icelandic manuscript, the Codex Regius. Together with the 13th century Prose Edda, it is the primary surviving source for Germanic legend and Norse myth. One of the poems contained in it, the ''[[Völuspá]]'', was a major source of inspiration to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].  
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [[wikipedia:Poetic Edda|Poetic Edda]] at Wikipedia.
 
* [[wikipedia:Poetic Edda|Poetic Edda]] at Wikipedia.
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Latest revision as of 02:44, 11 February 2014

The Poetic Edda or Elder Edda is a collection of Old Norse alliterative verse poetry preserved in a 13th century Icelandic manuscript, the Codex Regius. Together with the 13th century Prose Edda, it is the primary surviving source for Germanic legend and Norse myth. One of the poems contained in it, the Völuspá, was a major source of inspiration to J.R.R. Tolkien.


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