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 begged Sigmund to stay there that winter, and Sigmund said he would take the offer if Skiolld his fellow might be there too. Njal gave Gunnar and his wife a hearty welcome, and when they had been there a little while, Helgi came home with Thorhalla his wife.

Njal will be at the Thing and his sons and Gunnar, but then ye two shall slay Thord. Wolf the Unwashed saw that stroke, and called out. Gunnar rode to the Althing, and Hrut and Brenn rode thither too with a very great company. After that I woke.

He took it heavily. When it is done, ask Hrut if that were rightly summoned, and he will answer ‘there is no flaw to be found in it’. Hauskuld and Hrut came to the wedding with a very great company, and the sons of Hauskuld, Torleik, and Olof, were there; the bride, too, came along with them, and her daughter Thorgerda came also, and she was one of the fairest of women; she was then fourteen winters old.


Yes, so must it be, this morning – Now my mind is full of fire – Hrut with me on yonder island Raises roar of helm and shield. A little after he stood up, and bade his men go with him: After that they set off on a wooing journey to Hauskuldstede, and had a hearty welcome.

Then Hrut said. These were all Gunnar’s kinsmen, and great champions. Njal asked Skarphedinn one day if he would take to himself a wife.

Again, Gunnarr wins the fight, but bfennu kills a second man in the same family. Njal, too, came home from the Thing, and his sons.

Njáls saga – Wikipedia

Atli rode till he met some of Hallgerda’s njla, and said, “Go ye up to the horse yonder, and look to Kol, for he has fallen off, and is dead”. Quotes from Njal’s Saga.

Then Hauskuld rode home to his house, and a little while after they got a fair wind and sail away to sea. They fell a-talking then about terms, and the end of it was that Asgrim betrothed his daughter to Helgi, and the bridal day was named.

Burnt Njal Saga

One description I thought of for the book was ” Hatfield-MaCoy with swords. She told him her name was Hallgerda, and said she was Hauskuld’s daughter, Dalakoll’s son. Regarding the story itself There was a man whose name was Sigmund. And then they all rode off to Steingrims river, and so on to Liotriverdale and Selriverdale, till they came to Bearfirth. Wolf, he went well forward, and with him it was now cut, now thrust. The main storyline is peppered with many side adventures and digressions, some of which a reader will likely find entertaining, while a few others…not so much such as a fairly long digression on the introduction of Christianity to Iceland or the chapters at the Althing centring on the legal minutiae of the case against the burners of Njal and his family.


Apologies to Icelandic readers I liked laxness’ Independent People! The thing is, I have read it before: Oswif turned to his son and said. Hallgerda sat upon the cross-bench on the dais, and behaved well.

Grim wooed Astrid of Deepback; she was a widow and very wealthy. Now men rode home from the Thing, and Gunnar got very great honour from the suit.

And next day he went before the king with thirty men after him and bade the king “good-day”.