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When he came into the town, he saw there a hall so high that he could not easily
make out the top of it: its thatching was laid with golden shields after the fashion
of a shingled roof. So also says Thjodolfr of Hvin, that Valhall was thatched with ...
3 Then Harry asked the newcomer whether his errand were more than for the
meat and drink which were always at his command, as for every one there in the
Hall of the High One. He answered that he first desired to learn whether there
... seats stand, and another, the high-seat which Allfather himself has. That house
is the best-made of any on earth, and the greatest; without and within, it is all like
one piece of gold; men call it Glads- heim. They made also a second hall ...
A hall stands there, fair, under the ash by the well, and out of that hall come three
maids, who are called thus: Urdr,12 Verdandi,"Skuld;"these maids determine the
period of men's lives: we call them Norns; but there are many norns: those who ...
Another great abode is there, which is named Valaskjalf;5 Odin possesses that
dwelling; the gods made it and thatched it with sheer silver, and in this hall is the
Hlidskjalf,6 the high-seat so called. Whenever Allfather sits in that seat, he
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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