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... and in literature, so all three acted upon Scandinavia, and felt the reaction of
her influence. Nearly thirty years before Snorri's birth, the Danish kingdom had
been the plaything of a German prince, Henry the Lion, who set up or pulled
Here is an example of this metaphor, that in poesy the earth is called the Wife of
Odin. Here is told what Ey- vindr sang: Hermodr and Bragi, Spake Hropta-Tyr, S'
Go ye to greet the Prince; For a king who THE POESY OF SKALDS 99.
Go ye to greet the Prince; For a king who seemeth A champion cometh To the
hall hither. Thus sang Kormakr: The Giver of Lands, who bindeth The sail to the
top, with gold-lace Honors him who pours god's verse-mead; Odin wrought
... is that? quoth Odin,- I thought to rise ere day-break To make Valhall ready For
troops of slain; I roused the champions, Bade them rise swiftly Benches to strew,
To wash beer-flagons; The Valkyrs to pour wine, As a Prince were coming.
Thus sang Einarr: Since less with Bestla's Offspring Prevail most lordly princes
Than thou, my task is singing Thy praise in songs of battle. Thus sang Thorvaldr
Blending-Skald : Now have I much In the middle grasped Of the son of Borr, ...
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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