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Now I will give you wholesome advice: do not conduct yourselves boastfully, for
the henchmen of Utgarda-Loki will not well endure big words from such
swaddling-babes. But if not so, then turn back, and I think it were better for you to
do that; ...
"Then spoke the one who came last, who was called Loki: 'I know such a trick,
which I am ready to try: that there is no one within here who shall eat his food
more quickly than I.' Then Utgarda-Loki answered : 'That is a feat, if thou
accomplish it; ...
Then said Utgarda-Loki : ' Thou wilt need to lay thyself forward more, Thjalfi, if
thou art to win the game; but it is none the less true that never have any men
come hither who seemed to me fleeter of foot than this.' Then they began another
Then said Utgarda-Loki: 'It is well drunk, and not too much; I should not have
believed, if it had been told me, that Asa-Thor could not drink a greater draught.
But I know that thou wilt wish to drink it off in another draught.' Thor answered
Then said Utgarda-Loki: 'Young lads here are wont to do this (which is thought of
small consequence) : lift my cat up from the earth ; but I should not have been
able to speak of such a thing to Asa-Thor if I had not seen that thou hast far less
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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