All I can say is that if you are going to re-write the Edda, you had better think it through %100. The consequences for doing such a thing could be absolutely tremendous because you are alterning an entire religion. In doing so, you may be "killing" some important parts of it and you might end up poisoning alot of people. Now, I do know that Wayland Skallagrim wrote The New Edda, which is fine because he never derided or intended to re-write the The Elder or Prose Edda, rather he *expanded* on it by taking post-conversion folklore, condensed it, and showed how the Gods survived in mysterious ways. This is different, and is totally different from re-writing the Elder Edda.....rather its an *expansion* of it. But to re-write the Eddas and not even have a *reason* for it in the first place? That, in my not so humble opinion is completely unacceptable and I will not buy or make use of this "Edda". Even Edred Thorsson and Jim Chisolm (both with PHD's in Germanic Studies) have warned against doing such a thing and that is why Jim Chisolm translated the Elder Edda and gave important footnotes....to show WHY we shouldn't change it AND to show why it does NOT possess Christian influences. Their advise should be listened to, because not only are they scholars, but they are also Heathens and runers (mystery seekers) at the same time. This means they have explored, meditated on, and delved into the Lore in ways that most Heathens don't even care to do. These *are* authorative sources and it is going to be very hard to convince me to accept the idea of tossing the Elder Edda in favor of this re-written one.