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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Einar and Sigurd heaped a pile of wood both before the hall and the store-room, and set fire to them. There are curses and witchcraft and outlaws and such.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Or you might keep working as reasonable people do – because food is a thing. Now Vestein rides the inner road round Dyrafirth, but the house-carles had a boat, as was said before, and so they were far quicker.

Now men run to Hallbjorn’s booth, and ask what gieli all meant; but all the beggars could say was, that two young lads had joined their band, and that they were as much taken unawares as any one else, and hardly thought they should know them again. The story runs that Thorgrim the Priest rides to the ship, and buys of the captains wood worth four hundreds in woollen, and pays some of the price down, and promises to pay the rest.

So Gisli and his men turned after them, and lay in wait for them in the path which they knew they must take. Thorgrim and Bork the Stout were the sons of Thorstein, saag his daughter’s name was Thordisa.


Gisli and his brother row north along the land, and steer for Flydroness; for Gisli says he wishes to look those brothers up ere he leaves Norway for good and all. Knowest thou aught of Gisli, or if he has passed this way.

He tells his foster daughter Gudrid to go to Saebol and tell the news.

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Didn’t particularly like this one. Then in came my better dream-wife, and said these were tokens of my life, how much of it was still to come; and she counselled me so long as I lived to leave all old unbeliefs and witchcraft, and to be good to the deaf and the halt, and the poor and glsli weak.

Once Gisli is outlawed he constantly runs from a group of men who wish to find and murder him, led by Bork. There now ends Gisli’s life, and it has always been said he was the greatest champion–though he was not lucky in all things. After that they go away and find nothing, and bid the farmer farewell, and he wished them a safe journey home. An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

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He bids to it his brother Bork, and Eyjolf the son of Thord, and many other great men. All wise men are of one mind that Gisli lived an outlaw longest of all men, save Grettir, the son of Osmund. When it was in two pieces there were ten teeth on one bit and ten on the other, but when they were put together it looked as though it were one whole; yet it might be taken asunder at once.


Leave a comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of One of the best of the sagas of Icelanders, and in one of the best translation of the sagas in my humble opinion. He said he will find room for every one who asks him prettily. Yonder sails a boat, and I think in that ship must be Bork the Stout, for her sails are striped with red.

zaga Gisli makes a verse saying she will always be true. So he set off to find Bard, and challenged him to fight on the isle of Saxa. Around[12] the hero’s family leave Norway and move to gis,i Westfjords of Iceland. But when Thord sees that, he jumps off the sledge in a trice, and runs nimbly among the trees. But when three nights had come and gone, Gisli went to find Bard, and asks whether he were ready for the combat.

Thither to the Beggar’s Booth the lads go and ask for a lodging, and say they are beggars and runagates. They were much about the same age as Thorbjorn’s sons, and they were all full of mirth and frolic.

At that Gisli drew his sword and smote at him, and that one stroke was more than enough for Kolbein. Gisli rows for Hergilsisle in Broadfirth. It is not so very plain how Gili shall repay them. Gisli was a bad man. This is what all think, though I alone utter it.