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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Gunnar gave many men gifts, and that made him much liked.

Njal’s Saga by Anonymous

He rose to meet them, and took Hauskuld by the hand and made him sit down by his side, and Hrut sat next to Hauskuld, So after they had talked much of this and that, at last Hauskuld said, “I have a bargain to speak to thee about; Hrut wishes to become thy son-in-law, and buy thy daughter, and I, for my part, will not be sparing in the mattes”. They met on the beaten way, Thord and Brynjolf; and Thord said – “Guard thee, Brynjolf, for I will do no dastard’s deed by thee”.

The others patted their ships asunder, and made a fareway between the ships. Wikiquote has quotations related to: It deserves respect because of its antiquity. Saga Centre at Hvolsvollur houses the great exhibition of Njala, dedicated to this masterpiece of Icelandic Sagas. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Predictably, because Hallgerd is Hallgerd, she and her new husband fight all the time, and once he slaps her for being disobedient. This is the secondary big feud, since the Hallgerd vs.

Burnt Njal Saga

Thou must know that he is a man of worth. Then they busked them; and just when they were boun they see ships coming up to them. Hrut wished to jump up and greet her. He said he would do the work She set him to win; and so he went up into Redslip, and was to be there a week. It is a true epic, and its story is fascinating and far-reaching, but at times I must admit that I found the translation rather matter-of-fact; different indeed to the beautiful writing which I have come to expect from the Icelandic sagas.


But Gunnar safa Njal, and many others thought ill of that, for he was a cross-grained man and had few friends. It seemed to go on forever. Then he said to her swga, “Why dost thou ride to the Thing, if thou wilt not tell me thy secret? In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Thiostolf was always talking to her, though he sometimes found time to speak to Swan, and men thought their talking strange.

Withoutabox Vrennu to Film Festivals. There was a bad harvest that year in the land, yet Gunnhillda gave Hrut as much meal as he chose to have; and now he busks him to sail out to Iceland, and Auzur with him; and when they were all-boun, Hrut went to find the king and Gunnhillda.

The herdsman told Hallgerda of the slaying; she was snappish at it, and said much ill would come of it, if she might have her way. Kettle was the name of the second son of Sigfus; he kept house in the Mark, east of Markfleet. Njal’s Saga features an incredible amount of characters, and is prefaced by a series of extensive – and necessary – family trees.

The Story of Burnt Njal

Njal said – “I tell you of your foster-father’s Thord’s slaying, and we two, Gunnar and I, have now made peace in the matter, and he has paid an atonement for him as for two men”. She said, so it was, “and there are not many who would run the risk of that”. Njal said – “We two have always meant never to come to strife about anything; but still I cannot make him out a thrall”.

The first part takes place before the arrival of Christianity in Iceland, the second after its Christianization, in the first part most conflicts are solved peacefully, in the second most end in violence – one can’t help but wonder whether there might not be be some implied reflection on Christianity on part of the anonymous author implied in that.

She sent a man to the Thing to tell Gunnar of Kol’s slaying; he answered little or nothing, and sent a man to tell Njal. He was rich and well to do, and owned the islands called Bear-isles, which lie out in Broadfirth, whence he got meal and stock ssga.


They will ask the hand of thy daughter, Hallgerda. There had been much rain that day, and nljs got wet, so long-fires were made down the length of the hall.

Skiolld was the name of his fellow-traveller; he was a Swedish man, and ill to do with.

So Gunnar held on out of the river, and he and Kolskegg were both on board one ship. He laid the suit in the Quarter Court, into which it would come by law, and gave lawful notice, so that all who stood on the Hill of Laws might hear. Then Hauskuld and his brother went home to their booth, and he had much upon his mind, and said to Hrut. The most dramatic of the saga’s battles follows. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

They tell Njal and his wife Bergthora they can go, but they choose to die with their sons and grandkid. Viking family sagas are just as badass as they sound. That was why Thord was with Njal afterwards.

But when men ride to the Thing, and after all have ridden from the Dales that mean to ride thither, then thou must rise from thy bed and summon men to go along with thee to the Thing; and when thou art all-boun, then shalt thou go to thy bed, and the men with thee who are to bear thee company, and thou shalt take witness before thy husband’s bed, and declare thyself separated from him by such a lawful separation as may hold good according to the judgment of the Great Thing, and the laws of the land; and at the man’s door [the main door of the house] thou shalt take the same witness.

Gunnar showed Njal the money, and he said – “The suit has gone off well”. Now, the story goes back to Hallgerda, and how she behaved.