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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There was fought the greatest battle that king Harold had had, with much slaughter in either host. Some time after Skallagrim’s coming out, a ship put into Borgar-firth from the main, commanded by a man named Oleif Halt. Guttorm had two sons and two skallagrimson. Thorir bade Brynjolf send Thora home; no atonement could there be else. And so far stretched the enmity of the king against father and son, that he bore hatred against their kith and kin, or any whom he knew to have been their dear friends.

Egil’s poetry won him thanks from many men. Brynjolf’s sons were Bjorn and Thord.

Egil’s Saga

Soon after this he died. Ssaga tidings were soon heard, and reached Hallvard and his men where they lay. Thorolf’s band plundered and burnt the house, then went back down the river to the sea.

And when the cargo was unloaded, the king saw that it was great wealth, and what Harek had said was no lie.

Egill Skallagrímsson – Wikipedia

Dictionaries exportcreated on PHP. The king looked at him, but answered never a word, and all saw that he was angry.

Thor’s heavy wrestler, age, Holds my weak limbs from fray: The men told them that this was named Borgar-firth; that the buildings they saw were called Borg; that the goodman was Skallagrim. But his mother bade the women not dare to saya them know this within in the hall: There was a man named Thorgils Yeller, a house-carle of Thorolf’s, honoured above all the rest of his household; he had followed Thorolf in his roving voyages as fore-castle man and standard-bearer.


Thorolf, Skallagrim’s son, settled to go with Bjorn, and Skallagrim gave him mean for the journey. They have a tenuous tenure in Norway, but Egil is outlawed and they roam Scandinavia and serve the king of England. No eBook available Amazon. And next day at the drinking Egil recited another stave about his poem’s reward:. When he came to the king, he and his were placed in the guest-hall and entertained magnificently. Early in the spring Kveldulf and his company made ready their ships.

He went out from Throndheim, and bent his course southwards, for he had heard that a large host was gathered throughout Agdir, Rogaland, and Hordaland, assembled from far, both from the inland parts above, and from the east out of Vik, and many great men were there met who purposed to defend their land from the king.

These men king Harold had sent after them to slay Grim. Then answered many who stood by, and all with one mind, that it was a slander of wicked men if such words had been spoken, and Thorolf would be found guiltless. There they set up their booths; but the ship was drawn up into the brook hard by. Kveldulf heard of his son Thorolf’s death, and so deeply grieved was he at the tidings that he took to his bed from sorrow and age.

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. These were called Thororna’s sons; she dwelt hard by Skallagrim, and was of magic skill. But in the following spring Skallagrim showed him to choice land south of White-river upwards from Grims-river to Flokadale-river.


Brynjolf, she said, would be in a sad way if he knew it, and this would bring about great mischief between father and son. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. There was a man named Grim, son of Thorir Kettlesson Keel-fare, of noble kin and wealthy. This river they crossed, and still went up along North-river; then they soon saw where the little river fell out of a cleft, and they called it Cleave-river.

Bjorn then stayed at home at Aurland with Brynjolf, Thorolf also being there in much favour both with father and son. Thorolf asked Aulvir to plead his cause with the king, ‘for,’ said he, ‘I shall be short-spoken before the king if he choose rather to believe the lies of wicked men than truth and honesty which he will find in me. Brynjolf asked what Bjorn meant to do. And when they were ready, they sailed away: Yngvar accepted this offer.

Thorolf had this ship made ready, and put aboard some of his house-carles as crew; he freighted it with dried fish and hides, and ermine and gray furs too in abundance, and other peltry such as he had gotten from the fell; it was a most valuable cargo.

They two were there for the winter, and Bjorn would fain hold a wedding with her. The king gave him tokens for this matter.

Egill Skallagrímsson

After learning all the truth about this, they looked over the slain skallagrimsspn lay on ship-board. At the appointed time Brynjolf and Bard set out, and with them many great men of their kin and connexions.

Brynjolf sent men to Thorir to offer him atonement and redress for what Bjorn had done. That voyage is now most highly spoken of.