The Complete. Legendary Sagas of the Northland. These lands were then the home of many giants and half-giants; for there was a great intermixture of races at that time, because the giants took wives from among the people of Ymisland. He was a mighty man among the heathen. He dwelt at a place called Grund in the region of Glasisvellir.
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Droplaugarsona saga Dpl - 6. Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu Gunnl - Haraldssona saga HSona - Hrafns saga Sveinbjarnarsonar HrafnSt - 6. Hulda-Hrokkinskinna H-Hr - Kristni saga Kristni - Orkneyinga saga Orkn - Sturlaugs saga starfsama StSt - 2. Fulk Kirsten Wolf All editors Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages.
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This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. It is a valuable saga for several different reasons beside its literary qualities. It contains traditions of wars between Goths and Huns , from the 4th century, and the last part is used as a source for Swedish medieval history. Moreover, it was an important source of inspiration for Tolkien when shaping his legends of Middle-earth.
Droplaugarsona saga Dpl - 6. Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu Gunnl - Haraldssona saga HSona - Hrafns saga Sveinbjarnarsonar HrafnSt - 6.
It is a valuable saga for several different reasons: it contains traditions of wars between the Goths and the Huns from the 4th century; the final part of the saga is used as a source for Swedish medieval history. The saga may be most appreciated for its memorable imagery, as seen in a quote from one of its translators, Nora Kershaw Chadwick , on the invasion of the Horde:. It has inspired later writers and derivative works, such as J. Tolkien when shaping his legends of Middle-earth. There are two main manuscript sources for the text, dating to the 14th and 15th centuries, often referred to as H and R , respectively.