Gísla saga, an Icelandic saga set in northwestern Iceland and written probably before the middle of the 13th century, which tells of an outlaw poet, Gísli Súrsson . Directed by Ágúst Guðmundsson. With Tinna Gunnlaugsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Kristján Jóhann Jónsson, Þráinn Karlsson. From an authentic Viking saga, Outlaw. The Saga of Gísli Súrsson begins with a good old-fashioned Norwegian family feud in which a guy named Skeggi asks his carpenter to carve a.

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And indeed Eyjolf had approached the homestead and now followed their trail in the frost. This task proves to be more difficult than perceived, as they are unable to locate Gisli in his various hiding places.

Episode 5: Gísla saga Súrssonar (Gisli’s saga)

As soon as he sees him he goes back and tells Eyjolf what he had seen. Then Thorbjorn spoke to his sons, and bade them aaga a cure for this.

Thorgrim and Thorkel present themselves at the court of King Harald Grey-cloak where they are welcomed.

Thou mayest well be called my deliverer, and I wish thee to profit by it,”. Paperbackpages. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent asga madness.

Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli () – IMDb

The best English translation, by G. They remove the spear and make a mound for the body. He goes out where he fisli meant, and locks giski up strongly behind him.

So she led him back to bed, and then she goes away with the dish of meat. At last men began to lay their heads together about all this, and made up their minds after all that Gisli must be still alive, and gizli lived with Ingialld, and not be drowned as had visli said. And now he tells her that that worse dream-wife was ever coming to him, and wishing to sprinkle blood over him, and to smear and bathe him in it; and that she looked spitefully on him.

The second half of the book degenerates into more of a typical outlaw saga, much more episodic and loose, but the first have is a beautifully constructed tale of secret murder– it helps to keep yisli mind that, while most people believe they know who did the killing at the heart of the conflict, the author at least in the MSS of the saga which this translation is based on does not actually tell us who did it, and doesn’t actually tell us who Gisli thinks did it, though Gisli’s actions seem to indicate that he has decided who did it.


Even though Gisli spared the dueller’s life, the dueller’s sons forcibly recruit Kolbjorn, and the band sets fire to the hero’s family house. But men say that all that great storm was the work of Thorgrim Bottlenose, with his sorcery and witchcraft, and that he had so framed his spells as to get a good chance at Vestein while Gisli was sgaa near him; for they did not dare to fall on him if Gisli were by.

So they all three set out, and are gixli in long loose kirtles, and the skirts of the kirtles swept the grass and left a track in the dew and rime.

Gísla saga

The Hawkdalemen sit at drink, while the rest of the freemen were at the court, for it was a Thing for trying suits. It was Thorkel’s wont to thank his brother Gisli every day for the work he had done, but now bisli did not, and never a word said he to Gisli. She was often wont to harbour outlaws, and she had an underground room.

But though Gisli had not been hunted down, he sees plain enough that he must be taken, and that very soon, if he stays there. Next morning Gisli sags up early and goes to the smithy. The longer version differs from the shorter mainly in having a profoundly different and longer version of the opening sequence of the saga’s narrative, set in Norway. I harmed him not; A mansion bright is here his lot; The priest unto his god I gave, And Frey now warms his servant’s grave.


The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw – Icelandic Saga Database

Vestain goes to England. Somehow neither your elder brother, your father or your sister seem very impressed.


I dream, but slumber soft and well. Scott rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Eighteen years was Grettir an outlaw. Methinks, too, thou hast much misdone against me–slain both my brother-in-law, and partner, and bosom friend.

He would not say what dreams he had, though men asked him. Besides, we have gone through much together. Thorkel was the cheeriest towards Kolbein; and these three–Thorkel, and Thordisa, and Kolbein–all sat on the cross-bench. There are some fine scenes of tension and drama, and the climax is well worth the wait. Then slumber steals over him, and he dreams that fowl came into the house called night-hawks: There they learn of Vestein’s journey-how he had left home; and now they turn back after him as fast as they can.

Thus Auda mourneth for her brother.

Ari marries Ingibjorg, daughter of Isi and, along with her dowry, comes a man named Kol, a man of high degree who had been taken captive and was now a slave. Thorgrim son of Thorstein Cod-biter sends his son Thorodd to unload the timber who realises it is bad quality, complains to the Norwegians who murder him, then go to their lodging, eat and sleep.

Then Auda asked what he had dreamt. And now we must part worse friends than we ought, and never see each other again; but know this, I would not deal so by thee.

It has been said, in short, by one and all that there never was a more famous defence made by one man in times of which the truth is known. By this time Eyjolf had told the silver, and then Auda said:. gilsi

So wherever those brothers went they told this story, that Thorbjorn was dead and all his household. Then he goes thither, and puts out his hand to feel, and touches her breast; for she slept on the sags.

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