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The Eddas keys to the Mysteries of the North by Chisholm 
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I found this book in pdf at the Jotun's Bane Kindred web site:

http://www.heathengods.com/library/poetic_edda/ChisholmEdda.pdf

This mentions the Younger Futhark, and has a translation of the Edda's and the Old Norse on the opposite page.

In the second part of the book the author gives the Younger Futhark and some ideas of using them as keys to unlock the meanings of the Edda's for one's self instead of giving his interpretations.


Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:09 am
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That is indeed a useful link, especially since he provides the English with the Old Norse, side by side.

I wished, however, that he had used traditional terminology; sadly, outsiders who look at our lore do not need to be confused by archaic words as these:

“Hear me now ettins! Hear me now rime thurses!
Sons of Suttung, and the champion of the Ases himself!

I would have preferred:

"Hear me now, Giants! Hear me now, Frost Giants!
Sons of Suttung, and the champion of the Aesir himself!"

But, Mr Chisolm is a craftsman, and the artist may work his wonders as he wishes.


Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:13 am
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