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Jackson Crawford has a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies (specializing in medieval Scandinavia) from the University of Wisconsin and taught Old Norse, Vikings, Norse myth, etc. at UCLA from 2011-14. 

He recently published a translation of the Poetic Edda (the main source of Norse mythology) that everyday people like you and me can read and understand.

You can read his Reddit AMA here, in which he discusses his translation methodology.

I can’t describe the glee I have in hearing an American cowboy demonstrating such a command of ancient Norse legend. Which I suppose is not so different from Jason Aaron’s stellar run on Thor.