The Prose Edda, often referred to as simply Edda, is a poetic text from ca 13th-century Iceland. Attributed to Snorri Sturluson, the Edda features various tales concerning Norse Mythology. Consisting of four parts, the Prologue, Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál, and Háttatal, the Edda discusses the origin of the gods, creation and destruction of the world, the language of poetry, and rules of acceptable poetic verse forms.
(Approx) 18th-century manuscript, unattributed.
Image courtesy of the Icelandic National Library.