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Brennu-Njals Saga is the longest and most celebrated of the Icelandic Sagas. Though its events are set in the tenth and early eleventh centuries, the Saga. Njal’s Saga has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ”Gunnar got ready to ride to the Thing, and before he left he spoke to Hallgerd: ‘Behave you. 1. kafli. Mörður hét maður er kallaður var gígja. Hann var sonur Sighvats hins rauða. Hann bjó á Velli á Rangárvöllum. Hann var ríkur höfðingi og.

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Oliver had given Gunnar a good sword; Gunnar now drew it, and had not yet put on his helm. Then Hallgerda was sent for, and they talked over the business when she was by, and now, as before, they made her betroth herself. Now, it must be told how Hallgerda, Hauskuld’s daughter, grows up, and is the fairest of women to look on; she was tall of stature, too, and therefore she was called “Longcoat”. Then Njal said – “The award that I make is two hundred in silver, and that thou wilt think much”.

I know them to be mighty men of war; and I know too that they have such good weapons that the like are not to be had. Then said Hrut to Mord, “Bear in mind, now, husband, that my brother has praised me much more than I deserve for love’s sake; but if after what thou hast heard, thou wilt make the match, I am willing to let thee lay down the terms thyself”.

But hast thou never heard how things went between me and Mord? Hauskuld was the fourth of Njal’s sons.

He was a man of proud spirit, and a good skald, and well trained in most feats of strength. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But Gunnar and Njal, and many others thought ill of that, for he was a cross-grained man and had few friends.


Then he went away down to the shore and ran out a six-oared boat, and held in his hand brenun great axe that he had with a haft overlaid with iron. Full of dreams, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal’s Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, despite its distance from us in time and place, is driven by passions familiar to us all.

The Story of Burnt Njal

beennu She was very lavish, and unthrifty of her property; so that her goods and ready money wasted away, and at last she had scarce anything left but land and stock. At the same time sing some stave to please Hrut, for I know thou art a skald.

So he told his name. Glum said – “May be such ill-luck will not befall her a second time, and sure I am she will not plot my death. Aug 27, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: Thou mightst see that by the way she laughs at every word I say. Then thou shalt say in a loud voice, so that thy companions may hear. When a character responds emotionally to a situation, or feels frustrated because of a moral dilemma, we can still, despite the vast chasm of time separating us, so easily relate to him or her.

The end of their talk was that she told him how heavily she was pressed for money. He was the best shot with the bow of all men, and never missed his mark. He reminded me very much of the roll a mentor plays in one’s life. The Sagas of Icelanders: Hauskuld had a daughter named Hallgerda, who was playing on the floor with some other girls. Next spring Njal said to Atli – “I wish that thou wouldst change thy abode to the east firths, so that Hallgerda may not put an end to thy life”.

The blood feud was going on for generations. His hair was dark, and he was comelier to look on than Skarphedinn. It is their wives, Bergthora and Hallgerd, who are goading their people to fight, and a fatal spiral of law suits, killings and avenges gets more and more bloody and serious, until Gunnar himself is killed in a fierce battle.


In the course of the fight, his opponents cheat, and Gunnar finds himself in a fresh squabble. Gunnar asked that mother and daughter whether they would say yes to this bargain. They will ask the hand of thy daughter, Hallgerda. So he took his horse, and rode west to Hrutstede that night.

Yes, yes, ancient human themes of loyalty and honor and all that, but I’m not sure this one translates as well outside of its home country.

Gunnar then fell off the roof. If a bunch of armed men come to your house to kill you, and you are standing there with a bunch of other armed men He binds his horse at the back of the house, and then goes round to the door, and gives a great knock.

So when Hallgerda heard that, she thought she had a great loss in her mother’s brother. She says sure, he seems like a nice guy. njos

Njáls saga – Wikipedia

Hrut will ask what btennu thee say there is never a man to come in Mord’s place; and then thou must answer, that he was so wise a man and so good a taker up of suits, that he never made a false step in upholding his leadership.

Egil’s Saga Penguin Classics. They had six children, three daughters and three sons, and they all come afterwards into this story.

He was so great a lawyer, that his match was not to be found. As for Karli, he hastened in a ship to his brother Vandil, and thence they fought that day. He had kept back the taxes from Hacon Athelstane’s foster child, and both father and son had fled away from Jemtland to Gothland.