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Thus sang Refr: Swift God of Slain, that wieldeth The snowy billow's wave-hawks,
The ships that drive the sea-road, To thee we owe the dwarves' drink. Thus sang
Einarr Tinkling-Scale: 'T is mine to pour the liquor Of the Host-God's mead-cask ...
So sang Bragi: 'Tis seen, on my shield's surface, How the Son of the Father of
Peoples Craved to try his strength full swiftly 'Gainst the rain-beat Snake earth-
circling. Thus sang Einarr: Since less with Bestla's Offspring Prevail most lordly ...
And as Einarr Tinkling-Scale sang further: The Dwarves' Crag's Song-wave
rushes O'er all the dauntless shield-host Of him who speeds the fury Of the shield
-wall's piercing sword-bane. Even as Ormr Steinthorsson sang: The body of the ...
And as Eyvindr sang: A hearing I crave For the High One's Liquor, While I utter
Gillingr's Atonement; While his kin In the Kettle-Brewing Of the Gallows-Lord To
the gods I trace. Even as Einarr Tinkling-Scale sang: The Wave of Odin surges ;
As Einarr Skulason sang: The stern snow-wind has thrust out With strength, the
ship from landward : The Swan-Land's steed sees Iceland Into the surf receding.
And as he sang further: Many a stiff rowlock straineth, And the noisy Strand 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
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