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... of great price : one is the hammer Mjollnir, which the Rime-Giants and the Hill-
Giants know, when it is raised on high; and that is no wonder, — it has bruised
many a skull among their fathers or their kinsmen. He has a second costly thing, ...
Now that the iEsir saw surely that the hill-giant was come thither, they did not
regard their oaths reverently, but called on Thor, who came as quickly. And
straightway the hammer Mjollnir was raised aloft; he paid the wright's wage, and
not with ...
"Thor tarried there overnight; and in the interval before day he rose up and
clothed himself, took the hammer Mjollnir, swung it up, and hallowed the goat-
hides; straightway the he-goats rose up, and then one of them was lame in a hind
When he saw that this work might not avail, then he became angered, gripped
the hammer Mjollnir in both _hands, and strode with great strides to that place
where Skrymir lay, and smote him in the head. Skrymir awoke, and asked
whether a ...
Then Thor stood by and hallowed the pyre with Mjollnir; and before his feet ran a
certain dwarf which was named Litr; Thor kicked at him with his foot and thrust
him into the fire, and he burned. People of many races visited this burning: First is
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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
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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