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There is no need to make a long story of it; all may know how frightened the
husbandman must have been when he saw how Thor let his brows sink down
before his eyes; but when he looked at the eyes, then it seemed to him that he
must fall ...
Thor sat down in the doorway, but the others were farther in from him, and they
were afraid ; but Thor gripped his hammer-shaft and thought to defend himself.
Then they heard a great humming sound, and a crashing, "But when it drew near
Next, Utgarda-Loki asked Thor what feats there were which he might desire to
show before them: such great tales as men have made of his mighty works. Then
Thor answered that he would most willingly undertake to contend with any in ...
When Thor had heard these sayings, he clutched his hammer and brandished it
aloft; but when he was about to launch it forward, then he saw Otgarda-Loki
nowhere. Then he turned back to the castle, purposing to crush it to pieces; and
Thor, at the time when he lifted up the Serpent in his hand. "The Midgard Serpent
snapped at the ox-head, and the hook caught in its jaw; but when the Serpent
was aware of this, it dashed away so fiercely that both Thor's fists crashed against
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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