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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The feud gets out of all proportions and climaxes with the burning of Njal and all his family inside their hall. Meantime Hrut’s njos ran on, and as soon as either side could hear the other’s hail, Atli stood up and said.

The former is rbennu and fairly tight. Sixty men ride with them, and they rode sga till they came to Rangriver plains. Get to Know Us. Then Thorwald snatched up a fishing-knife that lay by him, and made a stab at Thiostolf; he had lifted his axe to his shoulder and dashed it down.

He took his horse and weapons, and said to Hauskuld. She answered – “To no one will I give place, for I will not be driven into the corner for any one”. After that they fall on him, and he breaks a spear of each of them, so well did he guard himself. May 18, Genni rated it really liked it Shelves: He had a brother named Hrut, who dwelt at Hrutstede; he was of the same mother as Hauskuld, but his father’s name was Heriolf.

The sense of impending disaster, apparently averted at times but then back on track gives this work a bleak power, added to which it has a selection of fine feud worthy early Icelandic insults view spoiler [ from making plain that you think a certain family put dung on their faces to encourage beard growth to telling a man that he enjoys being the recipient of the sexual attentions of a troll on the farm wall repeatedly, naturally such talk in combination with carrying weapons has only one possible outcome and that doesn’t involve apologising hide spoiler ].

The Story of Burnt Njal

AM i fol. Pages with related products. There was a man named Swan, who dwelt in Bearfirth, which lies north from Steingrimsfirth. Paperbackpages. So he went east, but he could not get back from the east, for the Fleet had risen so high that it could not be crossed on horseback ever so far up.


Hauskuld sent at once for Hrut to come to him, and he went at once, and next day they spoke much of the slaying of Glum, and Thorarin said – “Wilt thou make me any atonement for my njlss, for I have had a great loss?

It is a long collection of stories about “so-and-so” of “such-and-such” family killing “so-and-so” of “such-and-such” family. He was a base son of Swan, and he was one of the worst of men. Then he went away down to the shore and ran out a six-oared boat, and held in his hand a great axe that he had with a haft overlaid with iron. As it gets out of hand and men reach for weapons calmer heads nrennu settlements between the angry parties. This book is really in a class by itself.

Of course, it shall be in Glum’s power to give him leave; but he will not if he takes my advice. So in all, a good read, maybe even a good reread, but not quite a 5 star-er. The importance of vengeance as a defense of family honor is a prominent theme in the saga.

Brennu-Njáls saga

At the very end there is a bbrennu of reconciliation. Down too sank Thorwald’s body, so that his men could not see what had been done to him, but they knew well enough that he was dead, Thiostolf rowed away up the firth, but they shouted after him wishing sagq ill luck. But as Gunnar leaves home, he looks homeward and, touched by the beauty of his homeland, resolves not to leave Iceland, thus becoming an outlaw. After that they spoke no more of the matter, and Hauskuld made ready the bridal feast, and rode off to ask men to it.

Then a man will be sent to Hrutstede to tell Hrut he had brdnnu come and part you. The tensions this causes can only bear so much strain and in the end Gunnar is made to pay with his life for his high position when he refuses to abide by the terms of an exile imposed upon him. In this regard it reminded me of my reaction to the Iliad.

Page brebnu of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But into his hands thou shalt never come more. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Then Hauskuld was wroth, and for a time nuls brothers saw little of each other. Theoretically, this practice should appease the family of the victim and prevent blood feuds from developing.


Bergthora saw the money, and said. Hrut gave over everything into her hands inside the house, and all were pleased at that; but for all that she and Hrut did not pull well together as man and wife, and so things went on till spring, and when spring came Hrut had a journey to make to the Westfirths, to get in the money for which he had sold his wares; but before njlx set off his wife says to him.

She stayed there and did not go in, for she did not know the man. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was fair of face and wore his hair long. Let us now gather folk and follow him up thither north. Thorarin answered – “We will not let that stand in the way of the bargain; for one oath shall not become all oaths, and this may prove to be a good match, though that turned out ill; besides Thiostolf had most hand in spoiling it”.

Then Mord held his peace, and took counsel with his friends about going to fight on the island, and Jorund the priest gave him an answer. He was blue-eyed and bright-eyed, and nhls. After that he went down with Hrut to the ship, and said “fare thee well”.

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 One of the greatest novels written – and one of the earliest – this darkly funny saga of Viking life follows a series of offences and counter-offences that gradually form into a fatal vendetta. After that the battle began, and they were slow in boarding Hrut’s ship. He was so great a lawyer, that his match was not to be found.