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He was fostered in Thrace by a certain war-duke called Lorikus; but when he was
ten winters old he took unto him the weapons of his father. . He was as goodly to
look upon, when he came among other men, as the ivory that is inlaid in oak; ...
There he saw a great room and much people, some with games, some drinking;
and some had weapons and were fighting. Then he looked about him, and
thought unbelievable many things which he saw; and he said: All the gateways
It is so great that all the iEsir may man it, with their weapons and armaments, and
it has a favoring wind as soon as the sail is hoisted, whithersoever it is bound ;
but when there is no occasion for going to sea in it, it is made of so many things ...
... and made himself into the likeness of a woman. Then Frigg asked if that
woman knew what the iEsir did at the Thing. She said that all were shooting at
Baldr, and moreover, that he took no hurt. Then said Frigg: 'Neither weapons nor
Now Skadi, the daughter of the giant Thjazi, took helm and birnie and all
weapons of war and proceeded to Asgard, to avenge her father. The iEsir,
however, offered her reconciliation and atonement: the first article was that she
should choose ...
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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