This text contains 'The Prose Edda' - the wellspring of modern knowledge of Norse Mythology. From the dawn of the world's creation to its ultimate destruction, these enthralling Norse stories chronicle the victories and tragedies of both gods and men. Rich with picturesque poetry and human drama, these stories constitute a vivid pictures of the characters' personalities, intertwined with the comic and injurious results of passion and ambition. This text will appeal to those with an interest in Norse mythology and ancient legends in general, and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this book include: 'Snorri Sturluson', 'Introduction', 'Prologue', 'Here Begins the Beguiling of Gylfi', and 'The Poesy of Skalds'. We are republishing this antiquarian book now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a new biography of the author.