In eddaic sagas, Loki was deemed the most voracious of beings until defeated in an eating match with Logi (devouring fire).
How old the original eddaic stories are can only be conjectured.
According to the eddaic accounts, the Ash Yggdrasill is the greatest and best of all trees.
In the Exeter Book, too, there is a poem in substance closely resembling the eddaic lay.
This saga agrees in some parts with the poems of eddaic origin, and in others with the "Nibelungen Lied."
1771, by some identified with the name of the old woman in the Old Norse poem "Rigsþul," by others derived from Old Norse oðr "spirit, mind, passion, song, poetry" (cognate with Old Irish faith "poet," Welsh gwawd "poem," Old English woþ "sound, melody, song," Latin vates "seer, soothsayer;" see wood (adj.)).
It is the name given to two Icelandic books, the first a miscellany of poetry, mythology, and grammar by Snorri Sturluson (d.1241), since 1642 called the Younger or Prose Edda; and a c.1200 collection of ancient Germanic poetry and religious tales, called the Elder or Poetic Edda.