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It is told of him that he gave to a wandering woman, in return for her merry-
making, a plow-land in his realm, as much as four oxen might turn up in a day
and a night. But this woman was of the kin of the ^sj*^. she was named Gefjun.
She took ...
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, ...
He begat a son called Borr, who wedded the woman named Bestla, daughter of
Bolthorn the giant; and they had three sons: one was Odin, the second Vili, the
third Ve. And this is my belief, that he, Odin, with his brothers, must be ruler of ...
Njordr has to wife the woman called Skadi, daughter of Thjazi the giant. Skadi
would fain dwell in the abode which her father had had, which is on certain
mountains, in the place called Thrym- heimr; but Njordr would be near the sea.
... man or -woman, who possesses eloquence surpassing others, of women or of
men. His wife is Idunn : she guards in her chest of ash those apples which the
gods must taste whensoever they grow old; and then they all become young, and
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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