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He called himself Gangleri, and said he had come by the paths of the serpent,
and prayed for lodging for the night, asking : "Who owns the hall?" The other
replied that it was their king; "and I will attend thee to see him; then shalt thou
And stand thou forth who speirest ; ^ ^^^ Who answers, he shall sit. III. Gangleri
began his questioning thus: "Who is foremost, or oldest, of all the gods ? " Harry
answered : " He is called in our speech Allfather, but in the Elder Asgard he had ...
... 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 Gangleri: "What was done then by
Borr's sons, if thou believe that they be gods?" Harry replied: "In this matter there
Then Harry answered, and laughed aloud: "Now, that is not wisely asked; has it
not been told thee, that the gods made a bridge from earth to heaven, called
Bifrost? Thou must have seen it; it may be that ye call it 'rainbow.' It is of three
So says Voluspa: All know I, Odin, where the eye thou hiddest, In the wide-
renowned well of Mimir; Mimir drinks mead every morning From Valfather's wage.
Wit ye yet, or what? The third root of the Ash stands in heaven; and under that
root is ...
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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