With Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Benedikt Erlingsson, Bergur Þór Ingólfsson. Tv movie frome the first chapters of the Icelandic Brennu-Njáls saga. 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. Written in the thirteenth century, Njal’s Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law’s inability .

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The Story of Burnt Njal

Hallgerda was told of Kol’s slaying, and of the words that Atli had said. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Hauskuld answered, “Here now are many chiefs at the Thing, and there is plenty of choice, but I have already set my eyes on a spot where a match lies made to thy hand.

Then he took up his sword, and wrapped a cloak about his left arm, up as far as the elbow. Then Njal asked for his hand Thorhilda, the daughter of Ranvir of Thorolfsfell, and that was why they had another homestead there after that.

The Earl said that had been a bad year for grain, “and there will be little sailing out to Iceland, but still thou shalt have meal and timber both in thy ship”. Then they sent for Hallgerda, and she came thither, and two women with her.

Brennu-Njáls saga

Gunnar took Tofi on board, and said to Kolskegg and Hallvard, “Now we will hold our course for the north lands”. A tall strong man. There was a man named Asgrim. Adeo cunctis re 1 prior est uita, cum nihil apud mortales spiritu carius existere soleat, s.


He begged them to take whatever they pleased of his goods, and the king took a third. He could swim like a seal, and there was no game in which it was any good for anyone to strive with him; and so it has been said that no man was his match. Njal paid down the money on the spot, and they were at peace after that.

Hjals that he sags home to Bergthorsknoll, and told Bergthora of the slaying, and other people too. I,20 Malcus saga. This, too, is a bad house to stay at, and I would just give both of you a bit of advice, my kinsmen, not to fire up at the egging on of my wife Hallgerda; for she takes much in hand that is far from my will.

But they have sent a spy-ship off the ness, and they know all about you. He was blue-eyed and bright-eyed, and ruddy-cheeked.

Burnt Njal Saga

He was a man of proud spirit, and a good skald, and well trained in most feats of strength. Unna went home with her father, and never went west from brennnu day forward.

After that they stood up and shook hands, and Mord betrothed his daughter Unna to Hrut, and the bridal feast was to be at Mord’s house, half a month after Midsummer. And now this match, shall not be fulfilled, as the other was, without Hallgerda’s knowledge. Magnus Brrnnu finds it “a little pathetic, now, to read how vulnerable these men were to calls on their honour; it was fatally easy to goad them into action to avenge some suspicion of an insult”.

Gunnar rides to the Thing and Kolskegg rides too, and when they came to the Thing they and Njal met, for he and his sons were at the Thing, and all went well with Gunnar and them. AM c 4to. The saga deals with this process of blood feuds in the Icelandic Commonwealthshowing how the requirements of honor could lead to minor slights spiralling into destructive and prolonged bloodshed.


Glum said – “May be such ill-luck will not befall her a second time, and sure I am she will not plot my death. She called on Liot the black, her kinsman, to go with her, and bade him saddle their horses, for she said – “I will ride home to my father”. Now the story turns westward to the Broadfirth dales, where, at Hauskuldstede, in Sqga, dwelt a man named Hauskuld, who was Dalakoll’s sagw, and his mother’s name was Thorgerda.

Thou shalt carry hardware and smith’s work with thee hence, and ye must ride off early to-morrow morning, and when ye are come across Whitewater westwards, mind and slouch thy hat well over thy brows.

Glum begged Thorarin to change lands with him, but he said he would not; “but,” said he, “if I outlive you, I mean to have Varmalek to myself”. Njal dwelt at Bergthorsknoll in the land-isles; he had another homestead on Thorolfsfell.

He will ask if thou art from the North, and thou shalt answer that thou art a man of Eyjafirth.

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But as Gunnar leaves home, he looks homeward and, touched by the beauty of his homeland, resolves not to leave Iceland, thus becoming an outlaw. One day Hallgerda said to Gunnar – “It is not good to be content with that njalw in silver which thou tookest for my kinsman Brynjolf.

And now a fight sprung up between them, and they fought long, and many men fell.