The Poetic Edda Six Cosmology Poems

Maria Kvilhaug

Maria Kvilhaug is a Norwegian author and historian who writes in the English language. She was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1975. She has written


The Edda poems were written down in the Old Norse language by Icelandic scholars during the 11th to 13th centuries AD. They contain a poetical, metaphorical lore about Cosmos and the fate of mortals on the path to immortality. A lore that is, despite having been transmitted in writing by medieval monks and scholars, deeply steeped in ancient Pre-Christian beliefs.

How The Poetic Edda cover was made

By Cover Artist: Sheal Mullin-Berube

  • About the translation
  • Translating norse mythology 


  • The divination of the witch
  • About the vǫluspá
  • The Divination of The Witch

Vafþrúðnismál, The speech of the powerful head-veil

  • Round one begins
  • End of round one, in the word duel
  • Round two, in the word duel
  • Round three, in the word duel


  • The speech of the masked one
  • About the sons of king conflict- descendant
  • The twelve worlds
  • Valhalla
  • Listing the cosmic ”rivers”
  • The steeds of the aesir
  • The world tree
  • Invocation
  • Revelation [óðinn´s names]


  • The song of the mill stone-stone of destiny
  • Alvíssmál - the speech of the all-knowing
    • About the speech of the all-knowing
  • The song of the she-wolf73

Book Details

Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 111 pages
ISBN-10: ‎1989033768
ISBN-13: 978-1989033760
Item Weight: ‎ 5.6 Ounces
Dimensions: ‎ ‎6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

Release Date: September 30, 2021
BISAC: Medieval Literary Criticism (Books)

List Price
$15.00 [Print], $8.00 [Digital]

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