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I found this story in a beautifully illustrated book of Icelandic folktales for children, Tales of the Elves, that I brought back from that country after a visit in 2012. One Christmas Eve, a richly dressed woman knocked at the door … Continue reading
This post was sparked by todays WordPress Daily Prompt, “Blogger in a Strange Land,” which asked, “What is the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog?” My answer was easy: the dining room of the Skalholt Retreat House … Continue reading
Readers of this blog know I am a fan of things Icelandic and a fan of The Simpsons. I was delighted last night to discover a little known saga on the final show of season 24 of our longest running … Continue reading
In December, 2012, I reviewed a wonderful illustrated book of Icelandic folktales, Tales of the Elves. I’d brought a copy back from our trip to Iceland in the fall, but was unable to find ordering information. At the end of … Continue reading
It took me a while to get the gist of Njal’s Saga. The first time through, I could have used a Cast of Characters; much of the effort was just keeping track of people whose names I couldn’t pronounce. In … Continue reading
In order to follow this discussion, it will help if you’ve read two earlier posts: Njal’s Saga, an Introduction: http://wp.me/pYql4-2sS Njal’s Saga, part 2: http://wp.me/pYql4-2tb Scholars suggest that the author wove together two separate stories, an oral “Gunnar’s Saga,” and … Continue reading