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Consuming narratives: The Saga of the People of Laxardal | Books | The Guardian

Therewith you shall take the money that Thord took as the price for the head of Thorolf, mykinsman, and now that money will be better bestowed. Hoskuld thought, as far as he could see, this woman was fair to look upon. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Palsson trans. And to me, at least, such matters seem worthy of heed being paid to them. Bjorn found the pillars of his temple washed up in a certain creek, and he thought that showed where he ought to build his house.

Finally, one can catch a glimpse here of what is timelessly Icelandic: The saga of the people of Laxdale. He asks Gudrun to marry him and tells her that he will be gone for three years; Bolli goes with him. Hoskuld said so it should be. Olaf tells the king xaga he is the son of Melkorka, his daughter, laxdzle offers him a gold ring from Melkorka as proof.

Then Olaf put in her hands the knife and the belt, and the old woman recognised the gifts, and wept for joy, and said it was easy to see that Melkorka’s son was one of high mettle, and no wonder, seeing what stock he comes of.

He lived at Hvamm to old age.


The Laxdaela Saga

There are unlucky lovers, long schemes, extemporaneous versifyings, magic swords and blood feuds galore. He gathers some men together and goes to Bolli’s farm, stationing laxdxle at all the doors of the farmhouse.

Thorolf betook himself away that evening, and Hall took possession of the catch that belonged to them both, for then the odds of might carried the day. Aug 12, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 04, Tony rated it really liked it.

They had a fair wind, and hove in to the south of Iceland; and laxxdale that sailed west by Reekness, and so by Snowfellness in to Broadfirth.

But this is one that uses the device of a dream interpretation to tell the reader what’s going to happen before it happens, so I won’t be ruining it to say that it’s the story of the lovers of Gudrun Osvifsdottir and there are a good handfultwo of whom are best friends and foster brothers.

Jul 16, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: She was less of a backstabber and less violence-loving than the women in Njal’s saga–it seemed to me. Now the kinsmen of Thorarin misdoubted this tale somewhat, and said they would not believe it unproved, and claimed one-half of the heritage against Thorkell; but Thorkell maintained it sagz to him alone, and bade that ordeal should be taken on the matter, according to their custom.

Thorgerd arrayed her journey to Iceland, and went to find Hoskuld in his home in Salmonriver-Dale. Now I want to know your answer. The place Olaf owned was the stateliest in Salmon-river-Dale. After this they got over the main ice, and plunged into the water. Sometimes laxcale view is understandable, more often, it is difficult to fathom, given our contemporary attitudes and expectations.

He is some sort of relation of mine, and I think he will need to dwell here some long time if you will allow it. Hrut now moved his dwelling, and abode to old age at a place which now sava called Hrutstead. The book is divided into three parts.


There he set up his booths, and that place is called Booths’-Dale. He built himself a dwelling, which since has been called Combness. Olaf saw the house-carle was not to blame for saya grumbling.

Tedious at first, it picks up with love triangle and clan blood feuds. This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat And before they parted Egil and Hoskuld were called to them; and the matter of Olaf’s wooing was now talked over again, and Thorgerd came round to her father’s wish.

The Laxdale Saga – Icelandic Saga Database

Then Hoskuld took the sagq ring, Hakon’s gift, that weighed a mark, and the sword, King’s gift whereon was half a mark of gold, and gave them to Olaf, his son, and therewith his good luck and that of the family, saying he did not speak in this way because he did not know well enough that the luck had already come sag him. Hoskuld said this should be done, and he went with some men to Hrappstead, and has Hrapp dug up, and taken away to a place near to which cattle were least likely to roam or men to go about.

So he said, “I shall no doubt hear people speak ill of me for this, none the less this will have to be our bargain. This firth cuts into the land north from Steingrim’s firth, and a neck of land runs out between them. Then they sailed on to a hidden rock, but were not wrecked.