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The Vǫluspá ('the prophesy of the seeress') is the most famous of the mythological poems of the Poetic Edda.
The oldest manuscript of the Vǫluspá dates from the second half of the 13th century. The lay itself is considerably older.
It gives an account of the creation of the world from the giant Ymir, of the pre-history of the gods and men, of giants and dwarfs, and of the first war between the Æsir and the Vanir.
- ↑ Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)