Friday, February 27, 2015
Elves, Wights, and Trolls - Kvedulf Gundarsson
Filled with citations, footnotes, and untranslated words, this work is for the more seasoned reader of Norse mythos. While some find untranslated words make the reading more difficult, I found that in many cases the choice to stick with the original word is helpful because English translations have connotations that the original words do not. While informative, it can be overwhelming at times due to being so densely packed, so I found it best to take it in small pieces. A fantastic piece aimed for the scholarly reader.
Roles of the Northern Goddess - Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson
Prose Edda - Jesse Byock (translator)
Rune Song - Edred Thorsson