Norse myth courtesy of Snorri Sturluson

Much of the Norse mythology we recognize today comes courtesy of the writing of 13th century Icelandic chieftain Snorri Sturluson. Nancy Marie Brown takes a look at Snorri on her blog God of Wednesday.

Snorri Sturluson was a poet and storyteller. His two books, Edda and Heimskringla, are the primary sources for what is known of the Norse gods. Snorri is credited as the source for the following:

  1. The Creation of the World in Fire and Ice
  2. Odin and his Eight-legged Horse
  3. Odin and the Mead of Poetry
  4. How Thor Got His Hammer of Might
  5. Thor’s Visit to Utgard-Loki
  6. How Tyr Lost His Hand
  7. The Death of Beautiful Baldur