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The questioner this time is one iEgir; and replies are made by the god Bragi,
famed for eloquence and the gift of poetic expression. This intermediate dialogue
, called Bragaradur, or Bragi's Discourses, strikes the keynote of the entire book,
THE POESY OF SKALDS" I. A certain man was named iEgir^orjiler. He dwelt on
the island which is. now called Hler's-isle,' and was deeply versed in black magic.
He took his way to Asgard, but the /EsicJiad foreknowledge of his journey;.. he ...
And again said iEgir :" Whence did this art, which ye call poesy, derive its
beginnings?" Bragi answered: "These were the beginnings thereof: The gods
had a dispute with the folk which are called Vanir, and they appointed 92 PROSE
Then iEgir said: "These seem to me dark sayings, to call poesy by these names.
But how did ye iEsir come at Suttungr's Mead ? " Bragi answered : " That tale runs
thus : Odin departed from home and came to a certain place where nine thralls ...
Then said iEgir: "In how many ways are the terms of skaldship variously phrased,
or how many are the essential elements of the skaldic art ?" Then Bragi
answered: "The elements into which all poesy is divided are two." iEgir asked: "
What two ...
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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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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