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  Sagas and Norse Literature Bibliography
57.The Saga of the Slayings on the Heath (Heidarvíga Saga) tr.
81.The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey's Godi (Hrafnkels Saga Freysgoda) tr.
84.The Saga of Havard of Isafjord (Hávardar Saga Ísfirdings) tr.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/sagabooks.html   (3224 words)

  
 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Norse Mythology
In Norse mythology, Frigg is the goddess of marriage.
In Norse mythology, Sif was a goddess of crops and fertility, married married to Thor.
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir was the swift horse ridden by Odin.
www.fas.org /news/reference/probert/D4.HTM   (2736 words)

  
 Norse Saga
The Mythology theory of saga origin maintains that the plots and characters were heavily influenced by mythological material associated with the local landscape.
The civilization of Norse sagas is complex, many-layered, with often-contradictory agents sometimes acting as forces for good, sometime evil, and always grippingly human.
Critical concepts to the Norse saga technique are '' honour '', '' luck '' (or '' destiny ''), and '' fate '', the '' supernatural '', and '' character ''.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Norse_saga   (1258 words)

  
 Norse Sagas
Norse sagas are similar to epic, but usually refer to works compiled during medieval Iceland.
Saga is usually a narrative, either in poems or prose, dealing with historical, legendary and mythical subjects, written in Old Norse, during the 13th-14th century.
Norse Mythology is a division of Timeless Myths.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse/sagas.html   (1008 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Norse saga
The Norse sagas (from Icelandic saga, plural sögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families.
The tales are usually realistic, except legendary sagas, sagas of saints, sagas of bishops and translated or recomposed romances.
Critical concepts to the Norse saga technique are honour, luck (or destiny), and fate, the supernatural, and character.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Norse_saga   (1006 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Norse saga
The Norse sagas or Viking sagas (Icelandic: Íslendingasögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families.
Critical concepts to the Norse saga technique are honour, luck (or destiny), and fate, the supernatural, and character.
Icelandic sagas; these are heroic prose narratives written in the 12th to 14th centuries of the great families of Iceland from 930 to 1030.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Norse_Saga   (1319 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Norsemen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norse, Norseman, and Normans are all applied to the Scandinavian population of the period from the late 8th century to the 11th century.
It was a common term for the Vikings, famously used in the prayer A furore normannorum libera nos domine ("From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord!"), doubtfully attributed to monks of the English monasteries plundered by Viking raids in the 8th and 9th centuries.
The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Norsemen   (1145 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Norsemen
They had a high respect of women and the elderly[?], and many females had high positions and were very influencial (Freydis - see Norse Saga[?]).
On a Norse ship ("viking ship", there was one captain (chief[?]), elected from the crew: the strongest, smartest, wisest, once wildest, with lots of experience, lots of friends and connections, with fame on many oceans and shores[?], with all authority.
Many companies of modern Norse countries are operated in the same way as the wooden ships, and some world-leading businesses evolved (NOKIA, IKEA, ERIKSON, MAERSK) - again influencing, navigating, moving, communicating and educating on global[?] scales.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/no/Norsemen   (272 words)

  
 Norse saga - about Norse_saga - human edited encyclopedia
The Norse sagas (from Icelandic saga, plural sögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families.
The tales are usually realistic, except legendary sagas, sagas of saints, sagas of bishops and translated or recomposed romances.
The Mythology theory of saga origin maintains that the plots and characters were heavily influenced by mythological material associated with the local landscape.
encycl.opentopia.com /term/Norse_saga   (948 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Norse sagas (from Icelandic saga, plural sögur), are stories about ancient Scandinavian and Germanic history, about early Viking voyages, about migration to Iceland, and of feuds between Icelandic families.
The tales are usually realistic, except legendary sagas, sagas of saints, sagas of bishops and translated or recomposed romances.
The Mythology theory of saga origin maintains that the plots and characters were heavily influenced by mythological material associated with the local landscape.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Norse_Saga   (899 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Snorri Sturluson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled.
Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age).
Norse cosmology, as it is given us in the source material for Norse mythology recognizes the existence of nine worlds, assigned the ending -heimr (home, realm, or world) or in some cases -garðr (homestead, yard or earth).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Snorri-Sturluson   (2309 words)

  
 Saga Recording - Vancouver Recording Studios
August 10, 2007 — Vania Levans, whose debut album "Becoming" was recently recorded at Saga Recording and co-produced by Michael Nowak, takes a turn in the broadcast booth as guest co-host on the popular CFRO (102.7) show "Gospel Train", where she played tracks from her CD during the special 90 minute show.
Listen for the spot on 94.5 The Beat this fall once post-production at Saga Recording wraps up.
Saga Recording is a recording studio and music production facility based in Vancouver, BC, specializing in working with singer/songwriters and vocalists.
www.sagarecording.com   (183 words)

  
 Norway Info - Norwegian words - Saga
Sagas are prose narrative recorded in Iceland in the 12th and 13th centuries of historic or legendary figures and events of Norway and Iceland.
The so-called saga age was about 930 to 1050 and the sagas were written down during the period from about 1190 to 1320.
Njáls saga; usually considered the greatest Icelandic saga of all, telling of the fortunes of the hero Gunnar and of the wise Njáland his sons.
www.cyberclip.com /Katrine/NorwayInfo/words/saga.html   (393 words)

  
 Saga in Old Norse Literature: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Sagas may be divided into sagas of the kings, mainly of early Norwegian rulers; Icelandic sagas, both biographical and historical; contemporary sagas, which were also Icelandic and were written about living persons; legendary sagas of the distant past; and sagas that were translations of foreign romances.
Sagas were composed from about the early 11th to the mid-14th cent.
SAGA, in Old Norse Literature in Old Norse literature, especially...narrative in prose or...aim of the saga, although...translated in Earthly...Icelandic Literature (1957...Icelandic Saga (tr.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/saga-in-old-norse-literature.jsp?l=S&p=1   (1548 words)

  
 Sagas and Norse Literature Bibliography
2.The Saga of the Greenlanders (Grænlendinga Saga) tr.
43.The Saga of Finnbogi the Mighty (thnnboga Saga Ramma) tr.
82.The Saga of the Confederates (Bandamanna Saga) tr.
sunnyway.com /runes/sagabooks.html   (3224 words)

  
 Road to Hel - THE CONCEPTION OF THE SOUL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This being is Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr; and the similarity of her worship as described in the sagas with that of those supernatural women who occur so frequently suggests the possibility of a cult lingering on in Halogaland after it had been displaced elsewhere by worship of the gods.
The complete version of the saga merely tells us that when the baby was born during the funeral feast for his father ‘the housewife wished him to be called Þórðr; she said she thought he would be a great man if they got the name back again’ (m).
Saga (XXVI) demands that his wife, who is expecting a child, shall give his name to it if, as he fears, he dies first.
normannii.org /guilds_lore/lore/roadtohel/chapter_05.htm   (10349 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Njal's Saga: Books: Lee M. Hollander   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Njal's Saga is comparable to 'King Lear' in the destruction of Njal, fundamentally a man of peace, yet cursed with sons who are the 'fastest guns' in their part of the world.
Certainly the Norse saga tradition is as powerful, reflecting stories handed down orally for generations which were finally committed to written form in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Here, in Njal's Saga, is a tale of hard men in a harsh land who push and pull at one another until the only recourse, in their grim pioneering culture, seems to be the blood-feud.
www.amazon.ca /Njals-Saga-Lee-M-Hollander/dp/1853267856   (1827 words)

  
 Timeless Myths: Norse Mythology
This may all be due to the fact, even though the gods are immortal, they will be destroyed in the final battle between good and evil.
Norse Sagas contains Norse and Germanic stories of the Creation and Ragnarök, as well as the Völsunga Saga and the Nibelungenlied.
Copyright: Timeless Myths (Norse Mythology) © 1999, Jimmy Joe.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse   (437 words)

  
 Review: Saga A Novel of Medieval Iceland
With Saga: A Novel of Medieval Iceland, Jeff Janoda has given us a masterful work of fiction that is both moving, powerful, and completely true to the feel and spirit of the old sagas from which it takes its lead.
Snorri, known as Snorri the Priest in so many of the great sagas (Njal's Saga, Laxdaela Saga) is especially renowned for his capacity to get his way by the clever, behind-the-scenes manipulation of others while avoiding or postponing the head-on confrontations which are the lifeblood of so many of the major sagas.
The sagas are wonderful in the depth and detail of the stories they have to tell and it's Janoda's great strength that he has found the rich vein of human greed, folly and striving that is buried deep within the best of them.
www.copperfieldreview.com /reviews/Saga.htm   (957 words)

  
 Exploration
Archaeological excavations at L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS near the northern tip of Newfoundland have lent substance to the ambiguous evidence in the sagas.
But the sagas are far from clear as to precise locations, and the crucial question of the identity of the Norse seafarers' "Vinland" has never been definitely resolved.
Further, if we judge exploration to involve not only discovery but also recording and placing for posterity lands hitherto unknown, then it should be noted that the Norse saga evidence was lost to sight until the end of the 16th century.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002688   (233 words)

  
 Norse
In Norse mythology, Fulla was attendant to Frigg.
It was made of the sound of a cat's footfalls, the hairs of a maiden's beard, the roots of a mountain, the dreams of a bear, the breath of a fish, and the spittle of a bird.
In the norse culture the right hand was given for a pledge, which could be why the right hand was placed in the wolf's mouth.
www.angelfire.com /me4/brimstoneonline00/norse1.htm   (14335 words)

  
 ÁSATRÚ Alliance, World Tree Publications · THE SAGAS
The Saga of the Norse and Scottish settlers of the Orkney Islands.
Norse Saga of the most famous Viking war band in history.
A collection of 18 Sagas and Tales of the Icelanders offered by different translators This is an enormous compilation of the finest literature of the Northern World.
asatru.org /SagaCart.htm   (313 words)

  
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Asgard, in Norse mythology, is one of the nine worlds and the homeland of the Aesir, the race of warrior gods.
Located on the highest level of the Norse universe, it is surrounded by a high wall of closely fitted stone blocks.
In Norse mythology, Vidar is the son of Odin and the god of silence, stealth and revenge.
www.lycos.com /info/norse-mythology--odin.html   (467 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Saga of the Volsungs: Books: Byock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The saga is of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle.
The Saga of the Volsungs is the Norse epic upon which Wagner's Ring Cycle is based.
The Saga of the Volsungs is the core basis of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
www.amazon.ca /Saga-Volsungs-Byock/dp/1874312036   (1198 words)

  
 Vikingships from the norse saga litterature
The norse kings had an organised system for assembling a navy (the "Leidang") when necessary.
The gunwhale "was as high as on ocean ships" according to Snorre Sturlason, thus the hight from keel to gunwhale was perhaps as large as 4 m.
This ship was known in the saga to have been faster than any other ship.
home.online.no /~joeolavl/viking/sagaships.htm   (1296 words)

  
 The Norse Earls of Orkney
The islands of Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, were the centre of a powerful Norse Earldom which lasted from the ninth century to the thirteenth, and remained under Norwegian sovereignity right up until 1468.
It is mainly thanks to the Norse sagas that we know so much about the figures who ruled over this Earldom, and in particular the Orkneyinga Saga.
The Orkneyinga Saga, or 'History of the Earls of Orkney,' as it is also known as, is unique in being the only Norse Saga concerned with what is now part of the British Isles.
www.geocities.com /danrenuk/norse.htm   (1398 words)

  
 The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer by Jesse Byock, Jesse L. Byock, Jesse L. Byock ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The saga is of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle.
This 13th century Icelandic saga of Sigurd the dragon slayer was rediscovered in 19th century Europe and was a prime source for Wagner's Ring cycle, especially the Siegfried part.
The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok and The Lay of the Raven follow the Volsung saga in the original manuscripts and form a continuous narrative.
www.campusi.com /isbn_0520069048.htm   (1117 words)

  
 Behind the Name: Norse Mythology Names
From the Old Norse name Gunnarr which was derived from the elements gunnr "war" and arr "warrior"...
In Norse mythology this was the name of the daughter of Loki...
In Norse mythology Siv was the wife of Thor.
www.behindthename.com /nmc/sca-myth.php   (278 words)

  
 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Völsunga saga = The Saga of the Volsungs; Egils saga = Egil’s Saga; Eiríks saga rauða = Eirik the Red’s Saga; Hrafnkels saga = The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey’s Godi; Bandamanna saga = The Saga of the Confederates; Laxdœla saga; Haralds saga harðráða = King Harald’s Saga
Within these books the titles of the sagas and the names of characters may be cited in the original Icelandic, thus, e.g., Bandamanna saga, not The Saga of the Confederates, Ásgerðr, not Asgerd.
Quiz 1: The Saga of the Volsungs, Egil’s saga, Eirik the Red’s Saga.
publish.uwo.ca /~rpoole/295foutline.html   (2505 words)

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