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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Edda (collection of Old Norse literature).


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  • He missed the impress of the individual on classic sculpture, as he had missed it — the parallel is strange, but his own — on the Eddaic poems of ancient Iceland.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The oldest shape in which we have it is in the Eddaic poems, some of which date from unnumbered generations before the time to which most of them are usually ascribed, the time of the viking-kingdoms in the Western Isles.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • But before the death of the heroine we have inserted entire into the text as chap.xxxi. the “First Lay of Gudrun”, the most lyrical, the most complete, and the most beautiful of all the Eddaic poems; a poem that any age or language might count among its most precious possessions.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Some of older Eddaic fragments attest the great reach and deep overpowering strength of imagination possessed by their Norse ancestors; and they themselves had been quickened by a new leaven.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • The word originally means sister, and is used throughout the Eddaic poems as a dignified synonym for woman, lady.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Of the Eddaic songs only fragments now remain, but ere they perished there arose from them a saga, that now given to the readers of this.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • I knew my way about the Eddaic cosmos, could locate each of the roots of the Ash and knew who ran up and down it.

    Surprised by Joy

  • I did not yet reflect on the difference between it and the merely intellectual satisfaction of getting to know the Eddaic universe.

    Surprised by Joy

  • But owing to the realistic technique and the tragic endings of much in the ancient literature -- Eddaic poetry and sagas alike -- Realism was never the novel force it generally was felt to be elsewhere.

    Seven Icelandic Short Stories

  • _Volsunga Saga_ to some extent, but still more in the Eddaic songs, has perhaps the finer touches of pure clear poetry in single passages and phrases; the story of Sigurd and Brynhild has a passion which is not found in the German version; the defeat of Fafnir and the treacherous Regin is excellent; and the wild and ferocious story of

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)


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