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Hávamál: A New Translation By Ben Waggoner
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The Hávamál, or "Speech of the High One", is an Old Norse poem that relates wise counsel and ancient myths, spoken by the god Odin. The Hávamál is the... More > centerpiece of the collection known as the Poetic Edda. This new translation brings the poem's timeless wisdom to life. For every new copy of this edition that is purchased, The Troth will donate one copy for outreach to prisons and the military.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Rígsthula: A New Translation By Ben Waggoner
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The Old Norse poem Rígsthula preserves an ancient myth about the origins of humanity through the divine inspiration of the god Heimdall, also known as Ríg. This new English translation,... More > with full notes and commentary, brings this myth to new life, and invites readers to reflect on the human condition—then, and now. For every new copy of this edition that is purchased, The Troth will donate one copy for outreach to prisons and the military.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less