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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
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 twelve names: one is Allfather; the second is Lord, or Lord of Hosts ; the ...
Then said Gangleri: "What did he before heaven and earth were made?" And
Harr answered: "He was then with the Rime-Giants." w. Gangleri said: "What was
the beginning, or how began it, or what was before it?" Harry answered: "As is
V. Gangleri asked : " How were things wrought, ere the races were and the tribes
of men increased ? " Then said Harr: "The streams called Ice-waves, those which
were so long come from the fountain-heads that the yeasty venom upon them ...
But concerning this says Vafthrudnir the giant: Out of the Ice-waves issued venom
-drops, Waxing until a giant was; Thence are our kindred come all together, — So
it is they are savage forever." Then said Gangleri : " How did the races grow ...
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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