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This is the third nature of the earth, that when it is opened and dug up, the grass
grows straightway on the soil which is uppermost on the earth. Boulders
andstones they likened to the teeth and bones of living beings. Thus they
recognized that ...
... name;" and the man wheeled about before him into the hall, and he went after,
and straightway the door closed itself on his heels. There he saw a great room
and much people, some with games, some drinking; and some had weapons and
Harry answered: "Straightway after the rime dripped, there sprang from it the cow
called Audumla; four streams of milk ran from her udders, and she nourished
Ymir." Then asked Gangleri: "Wherewithal was the cow nourished ? " And Harr ...
When they came to him, straightway he cast the serpent into the deep sea, where
he lies about all the land; and this serpent grew so greatly that he lies in the midst
of the ocean encompassing all the land, and bites upon his own tail. Hel he ...
But when he came to Freyr, straightway he asked why Freyr was so downcast,
and spake not with men. Then Freyr answered and said that he had seen a fair
woman; and for her sake he was so full of grief that he would not live long if he
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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