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... section of the Edda is the HattataL or Enu- meration of Metres, and combines
three separate songs of praise: one on King Hakon, a second on Skuli Bardsson,
the King's father-in-law and most powerful vassal, and a third celebrating both.
He is best, and all praise him ; he is so fair of feature, and so bright, that light
shines from him. A certain herb is so white that it is likened to Baldr's brow; of all
grasses it is whitest, and by it thou mayest judge his fairness, both in hair and in
Thus sang Ulfr Uggason: Swiftly the Far-Famed rideth, The Foretelling God, to the
fire speeds, To the wide pyre of his offspring; Through my cheeks praise-songs
are pouring. Thus sang Thjodolfr of Hvin: The slain lay there sand-strewing, ...
Thus sang Einarr: Since less with Bestla's Offspring Prevail most lordly princes
Than thou, my task is singing Thy praise in songs of battle. Thus sang Thorvaldr
Blending-Skald : Now have I much In the middle grasped Of the son of Borr, ...
Even as Egill sang: The Prince requires my lord, And bound his praise to pour,
Odin's Mead I bore To English shore. And as Glumr Geirason sang: Let the
Princely Giver hearken: I hold the God-King's liquor; Let silence, then, be granted,
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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