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Six Sagas of Adventure By Ben Waggoner
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A hero breaks into the tomb of an undead Viking to win fabulous treasure. . . a wise king faces enemy armies and hostile magic to win brides for himself and his warriors. . . a rakish outlaw seduces... More > beautiful women and fights monsters on his quest to clear his name. . . a lazy and reluctant boy survives slavery, treachery, and deadly sorcery as he grows into the greatest hero. . . The sagas newly translated in this book are Gautrek's Saga (in two versions), The Saga of Hrolf Gautreksson, The Saga of Bosi and Herraud, The Saga of Sturlaug the Hard-Working, The Saga of Hrolf the Walker, and The Saga of Hromund Gripsson. Written in Iceland beginning in the 1400s, these are some of the most popular Old Norse tales of high adventure. Viking legends, mythology, and lore were blended with medieval romances of chivalry to create these "sagas of adventure". Packed with sudden plot twists, dreadful villains, damsels in distress, and a generous dash of humor, these tales have never lost their power to delight.< Less
Six Sagas of Adventure By Ben Waggoner
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A hero breaks into the tomb of an undead Viking to win fabulous treasure. . . a wise king faces enemy armies and hostile magic to win brides for himself and his warriors. . . a rakish outlaw seduces... More > beautiful women and fights monsters on his quest to clear his name. . . a lazy and reluctant boy survives slavery, treachery, and deadly sorcery as he grows into the greatest hero. . . The sagas newly translated in this book are Gautrek's Saga (in two versions), The Saga of Hrolf Gautreksson, The Saga of Bosi and Herraud, The Saga of Sturlaug the Hard-Working, The Saga of Hrolf the Walker, and The Saga of Hromund Gripsson. Written in Iceland beginning in the 1400s, these are some of the most popular Old Norse tales of high adventure. Viking legends, mythology, and lore were blended with medieval romances of chivalry to create these "sagas of adventure". Packed with sudden plot twists, dreadful villains, damsels in distress, and a generous dash of humor, these tales have never lost their power to delight.< Less
The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok By Ben Waggoner
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Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his... More > sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: the Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and the Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the Krákumál, and a Latin fragment called the List of Swedish Kings, complete the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping the reader to enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.< Less
The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok By Ben Waggoner
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Although based on historical persons from the 9th century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his... More > sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: the Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and the Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the Krákumál, and a Latin fragment called the List of Swedish Kings, complete the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping the reader to enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less
Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles By Ben Waggoner
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Say What I Am collects forty-nine of the best of the Old English riddles found in the Exeter Book, the largest surviving collection of Old English poetry, plus two more found in other manuscripts.... More > Carefully translated by Ben Waggoner, these riddles provide a unique look into the Anglo-Saxon worldview. Through their poetry, common tools and household objects—a key, a plough, an oven, a butter churn—are shown to possess hidden beauty, humor, and wonder. Birds, bees, plants, beasts, men and women, and even stars are described in rich metaphor, often getting a chance to speak for themselves. These riddles make a witty and charming introduction to the culture and daily life of Anglo-Saxon England.< Less

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