MYTHOLOGY MEME: MYTHOLOGY [1/1]- NORSE
Norse mythology is primarily attested in dialects of Old Norse, a North Germanic language spoken by the Scandinavian peoples during the European Middle Ages, and the ancestor of modern Scandinavian languages. The majority of these Old Norse texts were created in Iceland, where the oral tradition stemming from the pre-Christian inhabitants of the island was collected and recorded in manuscripts. This occurred primarily in the 13th century. These texts include the Prose Edda, also called the Younger Edda, composed in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and the Poetic Edda, or Elder Edda, a collection of poems from earlier traditional material anonymously compiled in the 13th century.