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... people's glorious past, for the myths of their ancient gods, half grotesque and
half sublime^jfor the Christ-like Baldr; for Promethean Odin and Tyr, sacrificing
eye and hand to save the race ; for the tears of Freyja, the tragic sorrows of
Njordr in Noatun begot afterward two children : the son was called Freyr, and the
daughter Freyja; they were fair of face and mighty. Freyr is the most renowned of
the iEsir; he rules over the rain and the shining of the sun, and therewithal the ...
Freyja is most gently born (together with Frigg): she is wedded to the man named
Odr. Their daughter is Hnoss : she is so fair, that those things which are fair and
precious are called hnossir. Odr went away on long journeys, and Freyja weeps ...
But he demanded as wages that he should have possession of Freyja, and would
fain have had the sun and the moon. Then the iEsir held parley and took counsel
together; and a bargain was made with the wright, that he should have that ...
... or Fearful- Tusk, and Heimdallr rode the horse called Gold-Top, and Freyja
drove her cats. Thither came also much people of the Rime-Giants and the Hill-
Giants. Odin laid on the pyre that gold ring which is called Draupnir; this quality ...
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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