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Finnish and Estonian

The Kalevala in English
The Finnish national epic by Elias Lönnrot in English.

Kalevala suomeksi

Kanteletar suomeksi

Kalevipoeg (Kalevide) and Estonian Folktales in English
The Estonian epic Kalevipoeg and other Estonian folktales by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, in a book titled The Hero of Esthonia by W. F. Kirby.



Books I-IX of Gesta Danorum in English
The Danish History by Saxo Grammaticus.

Gesta Danorum in Latin
The full book.


Norse Sagas of Kings

Heimskringla in English
The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson. Contains f. ex. The Ynglinga Saga, Halfdan the Black Saga, etc.

Orkneyinga Saga in English
History of the Earls of Orkney by an unknown Icelandic author.


Legendary Norse Sagas

Poetic Edda in English
By Snorri Sturluson, translated by Henry Adams Bellows.

Prose Edda in English
By Snorri Sturluson, translated by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur.

The Discovery of Norway
Fundinn Noregr in English. Tells how Nor, the son of the Finnish king Fornjótr, founded Norway.

Of Fjornjot and His Kinsmen
Frá Fornjóti ok hans ćttmönnum in English. A parallel, shorter account of the previous.

How Norway Was Inhabited
Hversu Noregr byggdist in English, an appendix in the Orkneyinga saga. Another Fjornjot legend.

The Saga of Bosi and Herraud
Bósa saga ok Herrauđs in English. A saga about Geatish heroes.

The Saga of Hervor & King Heidrek the Wise
Hervarar saga ok Heiđreks in English. A saga of the Tyrfing Cycle, about Geatish and Gothic heroes.

The Saga of Thorstein, Viking's Son
Ţorsteins saga Víkingssonar in English.

The Saga of Halfdan Eysteinsson
Hálfdanar saga Eysteinssonar in English.

The Saga of Hrolf Kraki and his Champions
Hrólfs saga kraka in English. A saga narratively parallel to Beowulf.

The History of the Gotlanders
Gutasaga in English.


Sagas of Icelanders

Egil's Saga in English
Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar in English.



Widsith in English
An Old English poem from the Exeter Book, it tells shortly about European tribes in the Viking age.

Beowulf in English
The classic epic translated by Francis B. Gummere.

Origins and Deeds of the Goths
Gothic history by Jordanes, translated by Charles C. Mierow .

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