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"Njordr in Noatiin begot afterward two children: the son was called Freyr, and the
daughter Freyja; they were fair of face and mighty. Freyr is the most renowned of
the JEsir; he rules over the rain and the shining of the sun, and therewithal the ...
Then Allfather sent him who is called Skirnir,Freyr's messenger, down into the
region of the Black Elves, to certain dwarves, and caused to be made the fetter
named Gleipnir. It was made of six things: the noise a cat makes in foot-fall, the
It chanced one day that Freyr had gone to Hlidskjalf, and gazed over all the world
; but when he looked over into the northern region, he saw on an estate a house
great and fair. And toward this house went a woman; when she raised her hands
ingly; and said that evil answers were to be expected of Freyr. " But when he
came to Freyr, straightway he asked why Freyr was so downcast, and spake not
with men. Then Freyr answered and said that he had seen a fair woman; and for
that Freyr will think a worse thing has come upon him, when he misses his sword
on that day that the Sons of Miispell go a-harrying." XXXVIII. Then said Gangleri: "
Thou sayest that all those men who have fallen in battle from the beginning of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - JVioland - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
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