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This man asked of him his name. 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
And he asked what might be the name of those lords. He who had conducted him
in answered that the one who sat on the nethermost high-seat was a king, "and
his name is Harr;1 but the next is named Jafnharr;2 and he who is uppermost 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 ...
Harry answered: "Straightway after the rime dripped, there sprang from it the cow
called Audumla; four streams of milk ran from her udders, and she nourished
Ymir." Then asked Gangleri: "Wherewithal was the cow nourished ? " And Harr ...
Then Harr answered, and laughed aloud: "Now, that is not wisely asked; has it
not been told thee, that the gods made a bridge from earth to heaven, called
Bifrost? Thou must have seen it; it may be that ye call it 'rainbow.' It is of three
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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