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  • The conclusion of the "Voluspa" is the following picture of the regenerated earth.

    Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

  • "Voluspa," or Song of the Prophetess, a kind of sibylline lay, which contains an account of the creation, the origin of man and of evil, and concludes with a prediction of the destruction and renovation of the universe, and a description of the future abodes of happiness and misery.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • Nine worlds I knew, the nine in the tree--Voluspa, 2, available online

    Old English gods and myths: the worlds

  • The poem Voluspa also mentions a place called Nithavellir, which may be a home for the dwarfs if they had their own world and were distinct from the dark elves.

    Old English gods and myths: the worlds

  • Rick - Gandalf is the name of a dwarf in the list in Voluspa along with the names of most of Bilbo's companions in The Hobbit.

    Old English gods and myths: the worlds

  • Did the dwarfs not have a home of their own, or did they share a world with one of the other groups, or were they another name for the dark elves, or did they have a world that happens to have missed being named perhaps the Nithavellir mentioned in Voluspa, or did this depend on the stories the teller happened to be familiar with?

    Old English gods and myths: the worlds

  • The Wolf Age, Fans of Norse mythology will recognize the reference to the Voluspa: A spear-age, a sword-age: shields are shattered.

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  • I discovered through studying Voluspa in Old Norse that there were reasons to see “I know an ash O.N. Ask called Yggdrassil” to be a continuation of the previous stanzas, which were about the creation of man and woman from “Ask” (Ash) and Embla (meaning obscure– could mean “elm,” “vine,” or “ornament”).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Considering a Candidate’s Religion:

  • Fans of Norse mythology will recognize the reference to the Voluspa:

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  • Voluspa, or prophecy of Vola, that venerable poem which contains so much relating to the mythology of the ancient Norse.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

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