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Now accordingly it came to so evil a pass that they would not name God; and
who then could tell their sons of God's mighty wonders ? Thus it happened that
they lost the name of God; and throughout the wideness of the world the man was
Thus they recognized that the earth was quick, and had life with some manner of
nature of its own; and they understood that she was wondrous old in years and
mighty in kind: she nourished all that lived, and she took to herself all that died.
One was named Vegdeg: he was a mighty king and ruled over East Saxland; his
son was Vitgils; his sons were Vitta, Heingistr's father, and Sigarr, father of Sveb-
deg, whom we call Svipdagr. The second son of Odin was Beldeg, whom we ...
This king was Saemingr; the kings of Norway trace their lineage from him, and so
do also the jarls and the other mighty men, as is said in the Haleygjatal. Odin had
with him one of his sons called Yngvi, who was king in Sweden after him; and ...
He is named Buri: he was fair of feature, great and mighty. He begat a son called
Borr, who wedded the woman named Bestla, daughter of Bolthorn the giant ; and
they had three sons : one was Odin, the second Vili, the third Ve. And this is my ...
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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