Ketill Flatnose was the name of a man. He was the son of Bjorn the Ungartered. Ketill was a mighty and high-born chieftain hersir in Norway. He abode in Raumsdale, within the folkland of the Raumsdale people, which lies between Southmere and Northmere. Ketill Flatnose had for wife Yngvild, daughter of Ketill Wether, who was a man of exceeding great worth.
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Where was that latter tidbit in my math classes in school I ask?? I made the mistake perhaps of reading the Introduction first, which broke down in some detail the different chapters of the book. Considering the chapters are generally about a page and a half long, the Introduction was rather lengthy. I also felt that the summaries were quite sufficient. By the time I got to the text I felt like I had already read the stories because I basically had , so the joy of the experience was sort of lost.
Swordplay, however, is always pretty neato, and the chicks here would All of these things I can respect. Also worth noting are the names in this text. Ketil Flat-Nose? Unn the Deep-Minded? Olaf the Peacock? Thorgrim Hoary-Head? No one took any shit off of Lambi either, despite the soft quality of the name. Just when I was ready for it to go somewhere, the chapter ended and it was on to the next story. In a lot of ways the text is somewhat clinical, very matter-of-fact.
I remember one girl, Toni, who nearly had a breakdown. Thanks, Professor.
The Laxdale Saga
Since the saga has often been regarded as an unusually feminine saga, it has been speculated that it was composed by a woman. There are also five vellum fragments, the oldest dating to ca. The greatest divergence between the groups is that the Y group contains an addition of ten chapters to the saga. Most other differences between the manuscripts are minor variations in wording. Unnr leaves Norway to travel with her family to Iceland. Later in the saga when she hears that her father and her son are dead, she has a ship built so that she can take all of her surviving kinsmen as well as a great deal of wealth to safety.
THE LAXDAELA SAGA
Laxdæla Saga - The Laxdale Saga - With Map and Section Headings