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... pitiful end of Svanhildr, the magnificent, all- devastating fire of Ragnarok. His
interest in these wondrous things, like Scott's love for the heroes, beliefs, and
customs of the Scottish folk, was, I think, primarily antiquarian. Indefatigable in ...
sword, and at the end of the world he shall go forth and harry, and overcome all
the gods, and burn all the world with fire; thus is said in Voluspa: Surtr fares from
the south with switch-eating flame, — On his sword shimmers the sun of the ...
... took the glowing embers and sparks that burst forth and had been cast out of
Muspell- heim, and set them in the midst of the Yawning Void, in the heaven, both
above and below, to illumine heaven and earth. They assigned places to all fires
Then said Gangleri : " Does fire burn over Bifrost?" Harry replied: "That which
thou seest to be red in the bow is burning fire; the Hill-Giants might go up to
heaven, if passage on Bifrost were open to all those who would cross. There are
But we believe that none but Light-Elves inhabit these mansions now." XVIII.
Then said Gangleri :" Whence comes the wind? It is strong, so that it stirs great
seas, and it swells fire; but, strong as it is, none may see it, for it is wonderfully
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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
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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