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    I desire my death nowThe disir call me home whom Herjan hastens onwardfrom his hall to take meOn the high bench boldlybeer I'll drink with the Gods;hope of life is lost now laughing shall I dieDamn but do I love these old

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    It’s not an easy read The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok is patchwork of literary styles genres and stories Add a lot o

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    I like my Vikings to be on the battlefield But good background to know

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    I have been watching the TV show Vikings so this was very interesting to read The author uses three major old Norse stories to tell Ragnar's life and deeds There is a lot of speculation as to whether there actually was a Ragnar He has been ide

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    Aaaaaaaaw cute collection of sagas about Ragnar Lodbrok king in leathern breeches First story is almost similar to the one from Heroes of the Norselands by Katharine Boult Version in Waggoner's book is closer to the plot that was pla

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    This was interesting I've recently read the Saxon Stories series and characters there worshiped Ragnar They were marauding thieves and Ragnar was also known as being that plus a mighty warrior So it was kind of fun to read about Ragn

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    This review is for the Audible editionIf you like the History Channel's VikingsThen you'll probably like this It's a retelling of three surviving stories from Old Norse texts Some of the characters from the show are there

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    It is wonderful to see all the works relating to Ragnar Lodbrok brought together in one volume They make a fun and fascinating read and the translation is well handled This book will appeal to lovers of Norse mythology and the sagas as well as to fans of the TV series Vikings

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    Superior translation Very readable and as entertaining as a 1000 year old Saga can be

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    Ragnar Lidbrook made famous by the TV show “Vikings” however the real Norse Sagas are nothing at all like that First off Ragnar is a prince the eldest son of a king The sagas contain two different versions of Ragnar’s life In the first version the Prince Ragnar goes to a neighboring kingdom to save a maiden named

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T 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 Sogubrot Rag. This was interesting I ve recently read the Saxon Stories series and characters there worshiped Ragnar They were marauding thieves and Ragnar was also known as being that plus a mighty warrior So it was kind of fun to read about Ragnar In some ways this didn t long enough and in others it seemed long So 3 stars

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The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

Nar's death song the Krakumal 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. This review is for the Audible editionIf you like the History Channel s VikingsThen you ll probably like this It s a retelling of three surviving stories from Old Norse texts Some of the characters from the show are there as viewers would know them Others take different forms from story to story but all have fates intertwined with Ragnar and his children The seeds of the television show are definitely here and Ragnar is no less enigmatic and entertaining than he is on television

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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 sons inspired unknown writers to se. It s not an easy read The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok is patchwork of literary styles genres and stories Add a lot of names and genealogies and a rather wordy translation and you have a bit of work ahead of youBut it s worth it The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok contains tree sagas a list of Swedish kings and a long poem Kr kum l If you re unaccustomed with the Old Icelandic literary style you should start with the sagas Read The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok first then The Tale of Ragnar s Sons and S gubrot last Taken together the sagas give the heroic legends of Ragnar and his sons Ivar the Boneless Sigurd Snake in the Eye and the others The sagas tell the story of how Ragnar got his epithet Lodbrok meaning hairy breeches how Ragnar killed the snake and got his first wife Thora They tell Aslaug s story how she came to Ragnar neither clad nor unclad neither sated nor hungy not alone yet with one coming with her The sagas tell at length of Ragnar and his sons heroic battles their plundering and terror of how Ivar the Boneless conuered Northumbria of the shirt that made Ragnar invulnerable and of how he nevertheless ended his life in King lle s snake pit while he as the snakes bite in on him makes the poem Kr kum lAslaug Ragnar s wife of course is daughter of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer and Brynhild told of in The Saga of the Volsungs even if there are three or four centuries between Sigurd and Ragnar or their uasi historical models But this is legend or lying sagas as the Icelanders called them and everything is possible It is in these fornaldersagas literally tales of times past that we find the roots of modern fantasyIn the legendary sagas we meet dragons enormous serpents holy and powerful cows talking birds and flying horses Some people the shape shifters have the ability to turn into animals or birds and the berserkers turn into wolfs and raging bears Here are giants dwarfs elves spirits and all kinds of magic people who can foretell the future and visit the other worlds In these sagas we meet Odin the all father and Loki the trickster meddling and interfering with human fate we meet soothsayers seid woman shield maidens Valkyries and all kinds of rune magic and sorcery charms spell cursed golden rings and magical swords But first of all we meet human tragedy The legendary sagas tell stories of hate vengeance rivalry murder of brothers husband and children incestuous relations friendship deceit loyalty and everlasting love This is the world of JRR Tolkien and the starting point of all Western fantasy It is well worth a bit of hard work