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And he is named Hermodr the Bold, Odin's son, who undertook that embassy.
Then Sleipnir was taken, Odin's steed, and led forward; and Hermodr mounted
on that horse and galloped off.. " The iEsir took the body of Baldr and brought it to
"Now this is to be told concerning Hermodr, that he rode nine nights through dark
dales and deep, so that he saw not before he was come to the river Gjoll and
rode onto the Gjoll- Bridge; which bridge is thatched with glittering gold. Modgudr
V/"Then Hermodr rode on till he came to Hel-gate; he dismounted from his steed
and made his girths fast, mounted and pricked him with his spurs; and the steed
leaped so hard over the gate that he came nowise near to it. Then Hermodr rode
Here is an example of this metaphor, that in poesy the earth is called the Wife of
Odin. Here is told what Ey- vindr sang: Hermodr and Bragi, Spake Hropta-Tyr, Go
ye to greet the Prince; For a king who THE POESY OF SKALDS 99.
Thus sang Thordr Maeri's Skald: The glad Giver of the Hand- Waste Of the Gold-
Minisher perceiveth That the Hermodr of the Snake's Lair Hath had a lordly father
. XLVI. " Man is called Breaker of Gold, even as Ottarr the Swarthy sang: I needs ...
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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