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The Prose Edda

Part I - Prologue

The Prose Edda is collection of Norse myths retold in prose by 13th century Christian author Snorri Sturluson. The stories are based off of the verse of The Poetic Edda. 

The first book of the Prose Edda, the Prologue, claims that the original Norse gods were actually Trojans whom the people of the north took for gods because of their superior technology and developed culture. In this version, gods like Thor are Trojan princes who fled Ilium after the fall of Troy.

Guide to Images:

Images 1-3 depict the fall of Troy. For more click here.

Images 4-6 depict Thor, Odin, and Sif respectively.

Sources:

http://cakravartin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/the_prose_edda.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prose_Edda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snorri_Sturluson

Notes:

This is part 1 or 4 posts on the Prose Edda.

Pictures to go along with reading the Prose Edda were requested by somethin-is-brewin

If you have any requests or questions about mythology please feel free to drop them in my Ask Box.

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