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One of them was Thjazi, the second Idi, the third Gangr. And we have it as a
metaphor among us now, to call gold the mouth-tale of these giants; but we
conceal it in secret terms or in poesy in this way, that we call it Speech, or Word,
or Talk, ...
Then Bragi answered: "The elements into which all poesy is divided are two."
iEgir asked: "What two?" Bragi said: " Metaphor and metre." "What manner of
metaphor is used for skaldic writing?" "Three are the types of skaldic metaphor." "
"But now one thing must be said to young skalds, to such as yearn to attain to the
craft of poesy and to increase their store of figures with traditional metaphors ; or
to those who crave to acquire the faculty of discerning what is said in hidden ...
Hallfredr sang thus: The doughty ship-possessor With sharpened words and
soothfast Lures our land, the patient, Barley-locked Wife of Thridi. Here is an
example of this metaphor, that in poesy the earth is called the Wife of Odin. Here
is told ...
Now this tale is to show whence it comes that gold is called Fire or Light or
Brightness of iEgir,of Ran, or of Mgir's daughters ; and now such use is made of
these metaphors that gold is called Fire of the Sea, and of all names of the sea,
even as ...
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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