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The questioner this time is one iEgir; and replies are made by the god Bragi,
famed for eloquence and the gift of poetic expression. This intermediate, Hialo<jn
<y*allr:d Bragaradur, or Bragi's Discourses, strikes the keynote of the entire book,
... of models drawn, in the one case, from acknowledged masters of the craft, in
the other, by the example of a complete skaldic trilogy, the work of a man who
was accepted by his own time as a worthy successor of Bragi, Kormakr, and
... the spot whence the land had been torn up is water: it is now called the Logr in
Sweden; and bays lie in that lake even as the headlands in Selund. Thus says
Bragi, the ancient skald: Gefjun drew from Gylfi gladly the wave-trove's freehold, ...
... then he bit off the hand at the place now called 'the wolf's joints' and Tyr is one-
handed, and is not called a reconciler of men. XXVI. "One is called Bragi: he is
renowned for wisdom, and most of all for fluency of speech and skill with words.
Many examples are found in proof of this, as is here said in the words of the iEsir
themselves : Ash Yggdrasill's trunk of trees is foremost, And Skidbladnir of ships;
Odin of iEsir, of all steeds Sleipnir, Bifrost of bridges, and Bragi of skalds; ...
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Norse sagas written in Iceland around 1210 by Snorri Sturluson (I couldn't possibly have made up that name!). It records histories and traditions of the Norse people. Some material is gruesome, but then we're dealing with a people who hoped to die in battle! Читати огляд повністю
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I was initially surprised that I knew all of the stories in The Prose Edda, but then I realised that I've been reading adaptations of them since I was aged 10, so not all that surprising really. It ... Читати огляд повністю