The December 22, 2021

selection is The Prose Edda

by Snorri Sturluson.

With the conversion of Scandinavia to Christianity, the tales of Norse Mythology were fading.  Valuing this trove of tales and culture, Christian scholars recorded the old legends to preserve them for all ages.  One such scholar was Snorri Sturluson, a famous poet and politician.  His collection of Norse Myth is called The Prose Edda, distinguishing it from The Poetic Edda.

Although sometimes criticized for clumsily representing the original legends, The Prose Edda remains one of the best sources of Norse Mythology.

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