: I haven't read any of the Norse sagas. My original
: reading plan included the Poetic Edda, Egil's Saga,
: the Prose Edda, the Nibelungenlied, the Laxdæla Saga,
: and Njal's Saga. However, I decided to split these off
: into a separate Germanic/Nordic cycle which I will
: undertake some time after I finish my Arthurian cycle
: (perhaps 2013).
I haven't read any of these except Njal's Saga, but I think it may be very different from some of the others. No Norse gods or heros, no supernatural Rhine maidens, just a terse realistic account of a feud in late tenth century Iceland. It's extraordinary.
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