Egill Skallagrímsson ( circa – circa) fu uno scaldo islandese e un grande anti-eroe della letteratura islandese. Alcune narrazioni dicono che uccise 20 o più uomini armati con una sola mano e che divenne berserker con relativa facilità . A dispetto di questo, fu considerato un guaritore, e la sua saga narra che lui. Many scholars attribute Egil’s Saga to medieval Iceland’s most famous writer, SNORRI Egill Skallagrímsson en un manuscrito del siglo XVII de la Saga de Egil. Esta saga es una de las obras maestras de la narrativa isalandesa medieval. Narra la vida del poeta, vikingo y campesino, y fue escrita hacia el año por el.
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Now this is my counsel, O king, that thou keep Thorolf near thee, and let him be in thy guard, and bear thy standard, and be in the forecastle of thy ship; for this duty no man is fitter.
Saga de Egil Skallagrimsson
saaga The king caused some to make proclamation at the door, bidding women, children, old men, thralls, and bondmen to come out.
The king said he would prefer to believe this. Look at other dictionaries: Then word was sent to Thorir Hroaldsson. Eyvind Lambi kept the king’s friendship so long as they both lived.
Land-wards nothing was seen but breakers and harbourless shore.
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But his mother bade the women not dare to let them know this within in the hall: There were two brothers named Sigtrygg Swiftfarer and Hallvard Hardfarer, kinsmen of king Harold on the mother’s side; from their father, a wealthy man, they had inherited an estate in Hising. Despite the affront, Eirik was persuaded by Thorir his foster-father to settle this by compensation. Now, there was at the banquet a man named Hogni, owner of a farm in Leka, a man of great wealth, very handsome, shrewd, but of low family, who had made his own way.
And when a fair wind blew, Thorolf steered southwards along the coast till he came to Byrda; then they held an outer course outside the islands, but at times through channels between hill-slopes.
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At the age of seven while playing in the ball games knattleikrhe committed his first murder axe-killing an older boy who outclassed him in the sport. But since he could find no stone there so hard or smooth as he thought good for hammering iron on for there are no beach pebbles, the seashore being all fine sandone evening, when other were gone to sleep, Skallagrim went to the sea, and pushed out an eight-oared boat he had, and rowed out to the Midfirth islands.
But if thou wilt know the truth of this, set spies on the track of Thorgils when he comes eastwards; for I fancy that no trading-ship in our days has carried such store of wealth. But Thorgils and his comrades got conveyance, and went to Kveldulf and his son, and told of skxllagrimsson misadventure of their voyage, yet were they well received.
Then Thorgeir escaped to the wood, but Thord, his brother, fell slain there, and more than twenty men. Aulvir told father and son that he hoped, if they would go to the king and crave atonement, that it would be a journey to their honour; and he bade them venture ee, adding many words to that end.
He and Solvi made a league, and sent messengers to Audbjorn, king of the Firthfolk, that he should come and help them. That stone lies there yet, and much slag beside it; and the marks of the hammering may be seen on its upper face, and it is a surf-worn boulder, unlike the other stones that are there. Thorolf struck up a friendship skallagrinsson Bjorn, and was ever in his company.
Thorgeir at once fled from his bedchamber. Thorolf said that he had there the tribute belonging to the king from Finmark; ‘and yet a further portion of booty have I brought as a present to thee, O king.
Before Thorolf went away this time he had counted over all the king’s tribute that he had brought from the fells, and he put it in Thorgils’ hand, bidding him convey it to the king, if he himself came skallargimsson home before the king returned south. Hildirida’s sons were there, and few men with them. The ship was lla up, and Yngvar went to Borg with many men, sgaa stayed that winter with Skallagrim.
Saga de Egil Skallagrimsson : Snorri Sturluson :
And they went by the upper way over Finmark, and came where the Kiriales were on the fell, the same who had before harried the Kvens. They have a tenuous tenure in Norway, but Egil is outlawed and they roam Scandinavia and serve the king of England. But when spring came, then Brynjolf and Bjorn were talking one day of their matters. It is said of shape-strong men, or men with a fit of Berserk fury on them, that while the fit lasted they were so strong that nought could withstand them; but when it passed off, then they were weaker than their wont.
This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat Every such man he treated in one of two ways: Ye have been some while here with me, and have borne you well, and always done your duty. He had been in Hafr’s Firth, in the fleet of king Harold, and was then steering the very ship that Thorolf had used in his roving. He had about him always many men, whom he set to seek diligently all such provisions as could be got there for man’s sustenance, because at first they had but little live-stock compared with the needs of their numerous company.
Of all his guard the king most prized his skalds; they occupied the second high seat. Harold held on his way from the north, with a large force, having his guards on board.
The Icelandic Family Saga: Before parting with Skallagrim, Aulvir said:. The people of the country knew nothing of Thorolf’s voyage.
They talked much together that evening, and the fair maiden charmed the old man. He saw Hallvard’s company sailing by, and he knew the ship, for he had seen it before when Thorgils went with it. Kveldulf was now well stricken in years, and his sons were grown men. Bjorn answered, ‘I knew that between you two was foster-brotherhood and close friendship; but I sought your home because I was driven ashore here, and I knew it would avail naught to shun you.
Bjorn said ’twas likeliest that he should go away out of the land. Thorgils’ crew, apprehending no danger, made no defence; they found out nothing till many armed men were aboard, and so they were all seized, and afterwards put on shore weaponless, with nothing but the clothes they wore. The ship and the wealth that was in it Skallagrim’s men took.
The king set his own ship in the van, and there the battle was most stubborn, but the end was that king Harold won the victory. So first he warred with the kings nearest to him skaklagrimsson conquered them, as is told at length elsewhere.
But Thora’s clothes and trinkets were all laid there ready to hand, and Bjorn and his men took all with them.
After learning all the truth about this, they looked over the slain who lay on ship-board. Life was harsh, particularly during the long, cold winters, when it was crucial for people to get along and work together.