Legends and Sagas
This page indexes all of the content at sacred-texts
related to Icelandic lore, including the Eddas and
There are also modern retellings of Northern
The Eddas are the primary texts for the study of Northern mythology.
The Poetic Edda
Henry Adams Bellows, tr. .
The Poetic Edda, also known as the Elder Edda.
A complete version of this key text, scanned at sacred-texts.
Highly readable with extensive, useful notes.
The Prose Edda
of Snorri Sturlson; Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, tr. .
The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda.
Old Norse Poems
by Lee M. Hollander 
The Sagas are historical legends,
but often have supernatural or mythological elements.
Besides being sophisticated and very enjoyable
narrative literature, they also contain illuminating details
of life in old Iceland.
The Story of the Volsungs
with extracts from the Poetic Edda.
by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson .
The Story of Grettir the Strong
translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris .
The Story of Egil Skallagrimsson (Egil's Saga)
Translated from the Icelandic by W.C. Green 
The Story of Burnt Njal
Translated by George Webbe Dasent 
The Laxdaela Saga
Translated by Muriel Press 
The Story of Gisli the Outlaw
by George Webbe Dasent 
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skalda
Translated by W.G. Collingwood and J. Stefansson 
The Story of Viga-Glum
Translated by Sir Edmund Head 
The Norse Discovery of America
by Arthur Middleton Reeves,
North Ludlow Beamish,
and Rasmus B. Anderson
All of the Sagas and documents relating to the Norse voyages to 'Vinland'.
Icelandic Sagas, Vol. 3: The Orkneyingers Saga
by George W. Dasent 
The Children of Odin
by Padraic Colum, Illustrations by Willy Pogany .
A retelling of the Eddas and the Volsung Saga for young adults.
Teutonic Myth and Legend
by Donald Mackenzie 
The Eddas, Volsung Saga and other Northern Lore.
Icelandic Text Links
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