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As you say Snorri Sturluson writes this cited text in the prologue to his Prose Edda, one of our chief sources of Norse mythology. The old Scandinavian worshipers did not have a written language comparable to that of Latin of the Roman church. As such we have next to nothing about the Norse myths written by Scandinavians who were actively telling these myths ...


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Wikipedia answers this sufficiently: Poetic Edda The Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse poems. Several versions exist, all consisting primarily of text from the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript known as the Codex Regius. Prose Edda The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda ...


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Questions have very important meaning in the Eddas; large parts of them are structured around a question-answer format (e.g. Gylfaginning in Snorri's Edda and Vafþrúðnismál in the Poetic Edda). This seems to have been a very common form for teaching and learning esoteric knowledge, and for showing off your learning. Vafþrúðnismál is a good example, in which ...


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The "Poetic Edda" is used to refer to a group of poems dealing with the Norse Gods and heroes. There doesn't seem to be a single version, but all versions draw from the Codex Regius. Although the Codex was written in the 13th century, the material it is comprised of may be older, as Old Norse poetry dates as far back as the 8th century. The poems constitute ...


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The short answer is it's hard to know. I'd personally think that the end of Ragnarok, where one man and one woman survive and repopulate the earth, and Heimdall (called The White God in Gylfaginning), becomes the supreme god, mostly because that seems awfully familiar and Christian. Loki's role? Seems rather demonic given he usually acts as a balancer, chaos-...


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Towards an answer: You might look here. Beke's Stories From the Edda may (or may not!) be (all or part of) Snorra Edda. Perhaps better, István Bernáth's Skandináv Mitológia appears to contain an Hungarian translation of Snorra Edda along with scholarly essays and other translations.


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