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And from them are come the races of the Rime-Giants, as is said here : Untold
ages ere earth was shapen, Then was Bergelmir born; That first I recall, how the
famous wise giant On the deck of the ship was laid down." VIII. Then said
Many examples are found in proof of this, as is here said in the words of the iEsir
themselves : Ash Yggdrasill's trunk of trees is foremost, And Skidbladnir of ships;
Odin of iEsir, of all steeds Sleipnir, Bifrost of bridges, and Bragi of skalds; ...
Then said Gangleri : " What is to be said of Skid- bladnir, that which is best of
ships ? Is there no ship equally great?" Harry replied: "Skidbladnir is best of ships
and made with most skill of craftsmanship; but Naglfar is the largest ship ; Miispell
Then Thor was angered, and took upon him his divine strength, braced his feet
so strongly that he plunged through the ship with both feet, and dashed his feet
against the bottom; then he drew the Serpent up to the gunwale. And it may be
Hringhorni is the name of Baldr's ship : it was greatest of all ships; the gods would
have launched it and made Baldr's pyre thereon, but the ship stirred not forward.
Then word was sent to Jotunheim after that giantess who is called Hyrrokkin.
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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