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The saying runs thus : from this race shall come one that shall be mightiest of all,
he that is named Moon- Hound; he shall be filled with the flesh of all those men
that die, and he shall swallow the moon, and sprinkle with blood the heavens and
After this, the iEsir made a second fetter, stronger by half, which they called Dromi
, and bade the Wolf try that fetter, saying he would become very famous for
strength, if such huge workmanship should not suffice to hold him. But the Wolf ...
Then the iEsir went out upon the lake called Ams- vartnir, to the island called
Lyngvi, and summoning the Wolf with them, they showed him the silken ribbon
and bade him burst it, saying that it was somewhat stouter than appeared from its
The tenth is Vor: she is wise and of searching spirit, so that none can conceal
anything from her; it is a saying, that a woman becomes 'ware' of that of which
she is informed. The eleventh is Syn: she keeps the door in the hall, and locks it ...
The twelfth is Hlin: she is established as keeper over those men whom Frigg
desires to preserve from any danger; thence comes the saying, that he who
escapes 'leans.' Snotra is thirteenth: she is prudent and of gentle bearing; from
her name ...
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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