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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But she brought no charge against him. It came on Thorwald’s arm and crushed the wrist, but down fell the knife. Njal and Gunnar kept passing the same bag of silver back and forth as compensation for the deaths of their kinsmen to keep the peace.

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As it gets out of hand and men reach for weapons calmer heads Often when thinking about the rise of the European novel there’s a tendency to look to Cervantes or maybe back to “The Golden Ass”. Glum often talked brenn matter over with Thorarin, but he put it off a long time. As it gets out of hand and men reach for weapons calmer heads build settlements between the angry parties.

Gunnar rode to the Althing, and Hrut and Hauskuld rode thither too with a very great company. Now, the story goes back to Hallgerda, and how she behaved.

Gunnar said – “I wish to let thee know that I have undertaken to get Unna’s goods back from Hrut”. After that they broke their bargain, and Unna was to sit waiting for Hrut three years as his betrothed. But there’s no good in troubling one’s self about a thing that’s done and gone. Then Hallgerda came to talk with Thrain Sigfus’ son, and said – “I would think thee my son-in-law indeed,” she says, “if thou slayest Thord Freedmanson”.


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 Oswif said, “Though the course be not good, let us still turn back. There Soti went on shore, and there he met Augmund, Gunnhillda’s page; he knew him at once, and asks. There was a man whose name was Gunnar.

Skiolld was the name of his fellow-traveller; he was a Swedish man, and ill to do with. Thiostolf rode till he came to Varmalek, and there he got a hearty welcome from Hallgerda, and not a bad one from Glum.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He was so mild mannered, but once his ire was raised he could become a fierce and formidable warrior. Gunnar gave them a hearty welcome, for the bonds of kinship were close between them.

So he took his horse, and rode west to Hrutstede that night. Stories such as Njal’s Saga remind us that people from long ago and far away are just that: So they did that, and made all ready on board their ships. Njlls using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thiostolf, the master of the house, sat between Hauskuld and Brennk, and two boys, of whom Thiostolf had the rearing, were playing on the floor, and a girl was playing with them. Gunnar rode home, and gave Njal good gifts, and thanked him for the care he had taken of his goods, Kolskegg urged him on much to ride to the Thing, saying, “There thy honour will grow, for many will flock to see thee there”.

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It was that I might get thee, Hallgerda, if it be thy will, as it is theirs; and now, if thou art a brave woman, thou wilt say right out whether the match is grennu all to thy mind; but if thou hast anything in thy heart against this bargain with us, then we will not say anything more about it. My favorite part is the vision of the Valkyries at the end. Many other women were with her, and besides there were Thorkatla Asgrim Ellidagrim’s son’s daughter, and Njal’s two daughters, Thorgerda and Helga.


He took them aside and told them njs errand, and after that they talked over their plans by themselves.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Then he sung a song. After that he walks round the house, north about. Njal said – “We two have always meant never to come to strife about anything; but still I cannot make hrennu out a thrall”. With that she went away, and found her foster-father Thiostolf, and told him what was in store for her, and was very heavy-hearted. Open Preview See a Problem?

A little after a mighty darkness came before their eyes, so that they could see nothing, and then they fell off their horses’ backs, and lost their horses, and dropped their weapons, and went over head and ears into bogs, and some went astray into the wood, till they were on the brink of brsnnu harm. There had been much rain that day, and men got wet, so long-fires were made down the length of the hall.

Njal’s Saga

Meantime, my mother will take care of thee, but then come to me. Now Hallgerda got a household about her; she was prodigal in giving, sags grasping in getting. The work is anonymous, although there has been extensive speculation on the author’s identity. When the spring came, the Earl asks Gunnar what course he meant to take.