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Meaning of Edda - What does the name Edda means?
Pronunciation:
eh-dah
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: Scandinavian
Name Meaning: Attributed to the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, collections of poetry, myths, and stories of Norse mythology written by Snorri Sturluson early in the 13 th century. Some believe Edda to be the possessive case of Oddi, the place where the author lived. Others believe it to mean "grandmother" or "great-grandmother," due to the way in which it occurs in several poems. According to legend, Edda was an old woman, and through an illicit union with the god Heimdallr, became the mother of Thrall, who was progenitor of the serf class
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