The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Grandmother), the name given to two collections of legends illustrative of the Scandinavian mythology: the Elder, or Poetic, Edda, collected in the 11th century by Sæmund Sigfusson, an early Christian priest, "with perhaps a lingering fondness for paganism," and the Younger, or Prose, Edda, collected in the next century by Snorri Sturleson, an Icelandic gentleman (1178-1241), "educated by Sæmund's grandson, the latter a work constructed with great ingenuity and native talent, what one might call unconscious art, altogether a perspicuous, clear work, pleasant reading still."
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Edda'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/edda.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.