Lord of the Rings & Hobbit
Norse mythology captured the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien who authored The Lord of The Rings and the Hobbit. A modern adaptation is THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy bridges the span between imagination and CGI reality. The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, brings more digital wizardry to modern cinematic enjoyment.
Old Norse Poems The Viking Medieval IcelandThe Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems primarily preserved in the Icelandic mediaeval manuscript Codex Regius. Codex is the term originating in the 16th century from Latin, denoting a collection of statutes, used for identifying or describing a type of unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll) or describing a leaf-book. Codex literally means a block of wood, later denoting a block split into leaves or tablets for writing on, hence a book. A page of a book is called a leaf. An unattached page is a leaflet. Thus the literal relationship of the meaning to a tree and a block of wood. Along with Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda is the most important extant source on Norse mythology and Germanic heroic legends, and from the early 19th century onwards has had a powerful influence on later Scandinavian literature, not merely through the stories it contains but through the visionary force and dramatic quality of many of the poems. It has also become an inspiring model for many later innovations in poetic meter, particularly in the Nordic languages, offering many varied examples of terse, stress-based metrical schemes working without any final rhyme, and instead of using alliterative devices and strongly concentrated imagery. Poets who have acknowledged their debt to the Poetic Edda include Vilhelm Ekelund, August Strindberg, Ezra Pound, Karin Boye and one of the most famous philologists is J.R.R. Tolkien author of The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and The Silmarillion.
The Epic Poem of Beowulf is considered one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature.