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In the northern half of his kingdom he found the prophetess that is called Sibil,
whom we call Sif, and wedded her. The lineage of Sif I cannot tell; she was fairest
of all women, and her hair was like gold. Their son was Loridi, 6 PROLOGUE.
Therefore, he made ready to journey out of Turkland, and was accompanied by a
great multitude of people, young folk and old, men and women ; and they had
with them much goods of great price. And wherever they went over the lands of
It is told of him that he gave to a wandering woman, in return for her merry-
making, a plow-land in his realm, as much as four oxen might turn up in a day
and a night. But this woman was of the kin of the iEsir; she was named Gefjun.
She took ...
Now it is said that when he slept, a sweat came upon him, and there grew under
his left hand a man and a woman, and one of his feet begat a son with the other;
and thus the races are come; these are the Rime-Giants. The old Rime-Giant, ...
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 belief, that he, Odin, with his brothers, must be ruler of ...
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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