... the spot whence the land had been torn up is water: it is now called the Logr in
Sweden; and bays lie in that lake even as the headlands in Selund. Thus says
Bragi, the ancient skald: Gefjun drew from Gylfi gladly the wave-trove's freehold, ...
The kettle is named Odrerir, and the vats Son and Bodn; they blended honey with
the blood, and the outcome was that mead by the virtue of which he who drinks
becomes a skald or scholar. The dwarves reported to the iEsir that Kvasir had ...
"Now you may hear examples of the way in which Chief Skalds have held it
becoming to compose, making use of these simple terms and periphrases : as
when Arnorr Earls' Skald says that Odin is called Allfather: Now I'll tell men the
virtue Of ...
Thus sang Refr: sang Oft the Gracious One came to me At the holy cup of the
Raven- God; The king of the stem-ploughed sea's gold From the skald in death is
sundered. Thus sang Eyvindr Skald-Despoiler: And Sigurdr, He who sated the ...
Thus sang Thorvaldr Blending-Skald : Now have I much In the middle grasped Of
the son of Borr, Of Burt's heir. III. "Now you shall hear how the skalds have termed
the art of poesy in these metaphorical phrases which have been recorded ...
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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