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Next after this, the gods enthroned themselves in their seats and held judgment,
and called to mind whence the dwarves had quickened in the mould and
underneath in the earth, even as do maggots in flesh. The dwarves had.
The dwarves had first received shape and life in the flesh of Ymir, and were then
maggots; but by decree of the gods had become conscious with the intelligence
of men, and had human shape. And nevertheless they dwell in the earth and in ...
Norns; but there are many norns: those who come to each child that is born, to
appoint his life; these are of the race of the gods, but the second are of the Elf-
people, and the third are of the kindred of the dwarves, as it is said here : Most ...
Then Allfather sent him who is called Skirnir,Freyr's messenger, down into the
regionof the Black Elves, to certain dwarves, and caused to be made the fetter
named Gleipnir. It was made of six things: the noise a cat makes in foot- fall, the
Is there no ship equally great?" Harr replied: "Skidbladnir is best of ships and
made with most skill of craftsmanship; but Naglfar is the largest ship ; Muspell has
it. Certain dwarves, sons of Ivaldi, made Skidbladnir and gave the ship to Freyr.
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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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