Southwood Norsemytho Group

Southwood Norsemytho Group

Codex Regius was believedto be composed some timewithin the 13th ...More
Codex Regius was believedto be composed some timewithin the 13th centurybut its whereabouts wereunknown before itsdiscovery in 1643 in thepossession of BishopBrynjolfur Sveinsson ofSkalholt (around thistime, the Prose/YoungerEdda was already popular,leading scholars topresume the existence ofan older Edda because theProse frequently quotesfrom poems). Brynjolfurwas the one who sent thecodex to a Danish kingthen it was stored in theRoyal Library ofCopenhagen for manycenturies Less

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Codex Regius was believed to be composed some time within the 13th century but its whereabouts were unknown before its discovery in 1643 in the possession of Bishop Brynjolfur Sveinsson of Skalholt (around this time, the Prose/Younger Edda was already popular, leading scholars to presume the existence of an older Edda because the Prose frequently quotes from poems). Brynjolfur was the one who sent the codex to a Danish king then it was stored in the Royal Library of Copenhagen for many centuries
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