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The unscrupulous politician kept sound and pure some corner of his heart in
which to enshrine his love for his people's glorious past, for the myths of their
ancient gods, half grotesque and half sublime^jfor the Christ-like Baldr; for
Beginning with a rationalized account of the founding of Northern civilization by
the ancient gods, he proceeds through heroic legend to the historical period, and
follows the careers of his heroes on the throne, in Eastern courts and camps, ...
The beginning of the book is a summary of the Biblical story of the Creation and
Deluge, followed by a rationalized account of the rise of the ancient pagan faith,
according to which the old gods appear, not as deities, but as men. The word ...
PROLOGUE IN the beginning God created heaven and earth and all those things
which are in them; and last of all, two of human kind, Adam and Eve, from whom
the races are descended. And their offspring multiplied among themselves and ...
... them, so that they were held more like gods than men. They made no end to
their journeying till they were come north into the land that is now called Saxland;
there Odin tarried for a long space, and took the land into his own hand, far and ...
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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