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 most dramatic moment is when he breaks into the earl’s hall in Orkney and kills a man who is giving a slanderous account of those killed at the burning.

Then the others said a worse was not to be looked for behind, when such a man as he went before. I am grateful for this English translation of Njal’s Saga, which makes this epic story accessible to so many. This all has very little to do with Vikings and blood feuds and clairvoyance and everything to do with my own reasons for reading really old stuff, but as long as I’m prolonging its survival by reading it, no one has any credible reason to complain.

Njal offered to make peace at once, and Gunnar said yes, and he was to settle the terms himself. So he told his name. The Norwegian lost his grip on his shield, his feet slipped and he fell off the roof and then walked to where Gizur and the others were sitting on the ground. Sigmund said to Thrain, “Now thou shalt have brenmu to do with it; for ssaga shall not need all of us”. Gunnar knew nothing about it.

Thorwald rode home from the bridal feast, and his wife with him, and Thiostolf, who rode by her horse’s side, and still talked to her in a low voice. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Then Hedinn repeated the summons a second time, and this time right, and called his companions to witness how he summoned Hrut in a suit which Unna Mord’s daughter had made over to him with her plighted hand. Hauskuld was the fourth of Njal’s sons. Stories such as Njal’s Saga remind us that people from long ago and far away are just that: That is why thou gettest on so well with Hallgerda, because ye two have your minds more alike.


After that they were in Gunnar’s company. After that Atli thrust at him with his spear, and struck him about his middle. The names were all exotic to my English language ears; thus it all passed through my memory as a blur. Njal took all Gunnar’s goods into his keeping. Now men ride home from the Thing; and when Gunnar came home, he said to Sigmund.

But Hrut said – “Let us make his journey good; he has indeed had a heavy loss, and if we do that we shall be well spoken of. She answered – “Hrut pushed that matter through rather by boldness than by law; besides, my father was old, and that was why men thought it better not to drive things to the uttermost.

After that he dealt him his death-blow. They threw over him turf and stones; and Thrain said – “We have won an ill work, and Njal’s sons will take this slaying ill when they hear of it”.

Gunnar answers – “I will not say aught about the man, because he is near of kin; but say thou about him, Njal,” says Gunnar, “for all men will believe it”.

Penguin Classics; Revised ed. That was not the case at all.

The Story of Burnt Njal

After that they went to the Bay, and took with them two ships, and fitted them out thence. So, as soon as they were “boun,” they held on east to Hisingen, and had there a hearty welcome.

She said, so it was, “and there are not many who would run the risk of that”. 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”.

Njáls saga – Wikipedia

Gunnar set his heart on Bergliota, the Earl’s kinswoman, and it was often to be seen from the Earl’s way, that he would have given her to him to wife if Gunnar had said anything about that. Gunnar said that was near his heart, “for now I am somewhat proved, but then I was not tried at all when thou badest me do this before”. Then Auzur said to Hrut. In my opinion if you don’t have a special interest in Icelandic history and literature, don’t read this book.


There was a man named Thorwald; he was Oswif’s son, and dwelt out on Middlefells strand, under the Fell. There thou must offer thy goods for sale, praising up all that is worst, and tinkering up the faults. She answered him kindly, and was blithe and forbearing towards him.

Brennu Njals Saga – Icelandic Sagas | Sögusetrið Hvolsvelli / Njál’s saga Centre

So in all, a good read, maybe even hjls good reread, but not quite a 5 star-er. There was a man whose name was Gunnar. She herself was ashamed brennu speak out. But not in folktales, if by “folktale” you mean the sort of thing collected by the Brothers Grimm, with anonymous or typically-named protagonists, and plots that could take place anywhere or nowhere.

After that Njal fixed the price at a hundred in silver, but Gunnar paid it down at once.

And many would think that we brothers would sooner have done this deed with the turn of temper that we have. They went south from Crossfell and found there a flock of wild sheep, and they went from the south towards the fell, and tried to drive them down; but still the sheep got away from them up on the fell.

This feud is the initial crux of the saga. Brennnu must have sent Thiostolf to Bearfirth, but she herself must have ridden home to her father. Those namesakes [the two Kolskeggs] fought together, and it was a near thing which would get the better of it. About half of it is actual, even quite lively storytelling with a momentum of tragedy, whereas the other, a bit more than half is how revenge and law worked in Medieval Iceland’s “Democracy”.

But the goods he took, and brought bennu to bernnu mother, and she got men to carry them all down to the King’s Crag, and after that she went thither herself. From its first line: When it is done, ask Hrut if that were rightly summoned, and he will answer ‘there is no flaw to be found in it’.

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