Thursday, January 9, 2014

Obsession of the Week: The Prose Edda

I first learned of Snorri Sturluson in college, when I took a class on religion and mythology. It was the first semester of my freshman year, and the class was at 8 AM. For an 18 year old kid, that's basically the crack of dawn. I managed to stay away for most of the classes, thankfully (though there were days where the same classmate was waking me up at the end of the class). It was a wonderful class, and one of the required readings was Sturluson's Prose Edda.
You may have noticed in my post yesterday that I've become enamored with the Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok RPG. As is my wont, I've become obsessed with all aspects of the object of my obsession. This means that I absolutely had to dig out my copy of The Prose Edda from my home library. The copy of the book I got for that college class (lo those many years ago!) is still in good shape. I can't wait to dig into those tales again! If you haven't read The Prose Edda, treat yourself to this telling of Norse mythology!


  1. Have you seen the Yggdrassill RPG?

  2. If you don't already have one see if you can get a modern printing of Paul Du Chaillu's 'The Viking Age'.