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able promise to Norway, but I think it by no means certain that repentance stayed
his hand. Indeed, familiar as he was with the hopelessly anarchical conditions of
his native land, its devastating feuds, its plethora of lawless, unscrupulous ...
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 wide. In that land Odin set up three of his sons for land- ...
Now it is said that when he slept, a sweat came upon him, and there grew under
his left hand a man and a woman, and one of his feet begat a son with the others
and thus the races are come; these are the Rime-Giants. The old Rime-Giant, ...
This is one token of his daring: when the iEsir enticed Fenris-Wolf to take upon
him the fetter Gleipnir, the wolf did not believe them, that they would loose him,
until they laid Tyr's hand into his mouth as a pledge. But when the iEsir would not
Yet rather than that ye should impugn my courage, let some one of you lay his
hand in my mouth, for a pledge that this is done in good faith.' Each of the iEsir
looked at his neighbor, and none was willing to part with his hand, until Tyr
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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