Poetic Edda

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Mythological Poems[edit]

[In Codex Regius]

  • Völuspá - Wise-woman's prophecy, The Prophecy of the Seeress, The Seeress's Prophecy
  • Hávamál - The Ballad of the High One, The Sayings of Hár, Sayings of the High One
  • Vafþrúðnismál - The Ballad of Vafthrúdnir, The Lay of Vafthrúdnir, Vafthrúdnir's Sayings
  • Grímnismál - The Ballad of Grímnir, The Lay of Grímnir, Grímnir's Sayings
  • Skírnismál - The Ballad of Skírnir, The Lay of Skírnir, Skírnir's Journey
  • Hárbarðsljóð - The Poem of Hárbard, The Lay of Hárbard, Hárbard's Song
  • Hymiskviða - The Lay of Hymir, Hymir's Poem
  • Lokasenna - Loki's Wrangling, The Flyting of Loki, Loki's Quarrel
  • Þrymskviða - The Lay of Thrym, Thrym's Poem
  • Alvíssmál - The Ballad of Alvís, The Lay of Alvís, All-Wise's Sayings
  • Völundarkviða - The Lay of Völund

[Not in Codex Regius]

  • Baldrs draumar - Baldr's Dreams
  • Rígsþula - The Song of Ríg, The Lay of Ríg, The List of Ríg
  • Hyndluljóð - The Poem of Hyndla, The Lay of Hyndla, The Song of Hyndla
  • Svipdagsmál - The Ballad of Svipdag, The Lay of Svipdag - This title, originally suggested by Bugge, actually covers two separate poems:

Heroic lays[edit]

The Helgi Lays[edit]

  • Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar - The Lay of Helgi the Son of Hjörvard, The Lay of Helgi Hjörvardsson, The Poem of Helgi Hjörvardsson
  • Helgakviða Hundingsbana I or Völsungakviða - The First Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane, The First Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer, The First Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani
  • Helgakviða Hundingsbana II or Völsungakviða in forna - The Second Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane, The Second Lay of Helgi the Hunding-Slayer, A Second Poem of Helgi Hundingsbani

The Niflung Cycle[edit]

The Jörmunrekkr Lays[edit]

  • Guðrúnarhvöt - Gudrún's Inciting, Gudrún's Lament, The Whetting of Gudrún.
  • Hamðismál - The Ballad of Hamdir, The Lay of Hamdir

Abbreviations of titles[edit]

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