Eddaic


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Ed`da´ic


a.1.Relating to the Eddas; resembling the Eddas.
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Iceland enjoys a powerful literary tradition, underpinned by the old Icelandic sagas and Eddaic poems and also by the Icelanders' struggle for emotional and spiritual survival during centuries of poverty, hardship, and oppression.
It is the contest of wits, familiar from the Biblical, Carolingian and Eddaic traditions, and represented in Old English literature by the First and Second "Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn".
2000), a complete edition of the Eddaic Poems (1998), and a book on Orality and the Sagas.