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The Wanderers Havamal By Jackson Crawford

The Wanderer's Hávamál features Jackson Crawford’s complete, carefully revised English translation of the Old Norse poem Hávamál, newly annotated for this volume, together with facing original Old Norse text sourced directly from the Codex Regius manuscript.

Hávamál (Old Norse: Words of the High One) delivers the wisdom of Odin in his own voice. It is the most important source for early Norse and Viking cultural ethics. 

Portable and reader-friendly, it makes an ideal companion for both lovers of Old Norse mythology and those new to the wisdom of this central Eddic poem wherever they may find themselves.

Dr. Jackson Crawford is a specialist in Old Norse mythology and language at the University of Colorado.

  • Title: The Wanderers Havamal
  • By (author): Jackson Crawford
  • ISBN10-13: 1624668356 : 9781624668357
  • Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 5 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Published: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (November 20, 2019)

REVIEW: "The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings."

- Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison