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The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

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. 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 identified as various historical persons of this period but there is no actual proof His sons are a different matter as there is information about them Anyone wanting to learn a bit about Ragner and this period of Viking history will enjoy these stories

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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. 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 sagas Epic and fascinating and mysterious they re simply perfect for me And it s history A marriage made in heavenor should I say made in Valhall Ben Waggoner s translation is easy to read and his notes at the end of the book helpful I positively flew through this oneIf you have an interest in the old sagas then I recommend you start here as it is a great deal less heavy than other sagas I ve read And for those that s still saying we have no real proof that shield maidens existedThere were the shield maidens Visina and Heid and each had come with a great host to king Harald Visina bore his standard With her were the champions Kari and Milva Verbjorg was the name of another shield maiden who came to king Harald with a great host from the south from Gotland and many champions followed her

Ben Waggoner ò 1 REVIEW

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

  • Paperback
  • 122
  • The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok
  • Ben Waggoner
  • English
  • 07 July 2017
  • 9780578021386

About the Author: Ben Waggoner

I've been studying Old Norse close to modern Icelandic in my copious spare time since about 2006 Now I translate study annotate and periodically publish Old Norse sagas longish prose narratives that come in a great many genres Why It's fun if you like that sort of thing and someone has to do it My focus has been on the fornaldarsögur or sagas of olden time legendary narrativ



10 thoughts on “The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

  1. says:

    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 sagas Epic and fascinating and mysterious they're simply perfect for me And it's history A marriage made in heavenor should I say made in Valhall Ben Waggoner's translation is easy to read and his notes at the end of the

  2. says:

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

  3. says:

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

  4. says:

    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 identified as various historical persons of this period but there is no actual pro

  5. says:

    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 played in TV Show but nevertheless is very interesting Second story is Sögubrot the saga about Ivar the boneless and third story tells about the other Ragnar's sons The last one in this book is Krákumá

  6. says:

    This was interesting I've recently read the Saxon Stories series and characters there worshiped Ragnar They were m

  7. says:

    This review is for the Audible editionIf you like the History Channel's VikingsThen you'll probably like this It's a rete

  8. says:

    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 tra

  9. says:

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

  10. says:

    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 Thora from a snake that has surrounded her house Thora is a kings daughter and this snake eats its tale

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