History Literature / TheSagaOfGrettirTheStrong

10th Apr '16 12:28:51 AM LordGro
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-->''At the moment when Glam fell the moon shone forth, and Glam turned his eyes up towards it. Grettir himself has related that all else that he had endured, when he saw the horrible rolling of Glam's eyes his heart sank so utterly that he had not the strength to draw his sword, but lay there well-nigh betwixt life and death.''

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-->''At the moment when Glam fell the moon shone forth, and Glam turned his eyes up towards it. Grettir -->''Grettir himself has related that all else that he had endured, when he saw the horrible rolling of Glam's eyes his heart sank so utterly that he had not the strength to draw his sword, but lay there well-nigh betwixt life and death.''
10th Apr '16 12:25:03 AM LordGro
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* {{Crossover}}: ''Grettir's Saga'' has appearances of many well-known characters from other sagas in supporting roles, such as Snorri Godi (''Eyrbyggja Saga''), Gudmund the Mighty (''Njal's Saga''), Bjorn the Hitdale-Champion (''Saga of Bjorn the Hitdale-Champion'') and Thorgeir Havarson and Thormod Kolbrunarskald (''Saga of the Sworn Brothers'').

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* {{Crossover}}: ''Grettir's Saga'' has appearances of many well-known characters from other sagas in supporting roles, such as Snorri Godi (''Eyrbyggja Saga''), (''Literature/EyrbyggjaSaga''), Gudmund the Mighty (''Njal's Saga''), Bjorn the Hitdale-Champion (''Saga of Bjorn the Hitdale-Champion'') and Thorgeir Havarson and Thormod Kolbrunarskald (''Saga of the Sworn Brothers'').Brothers'').
* DeadlyGaze: The revenant Glam's power to curse resides in his eyes. Grettir is able to throw Glam to the ground, but as Glam is lying on his back, a cloud is drifting from the moon, making the moonlight fall on Glam's face. Grettir is struck with terror at the sight of Glam's eyes, and is paralyzed; Glam then speaks his curse on Grettir.
-->''At the moment when Glam fell the moon shone forth, and Glam turned his eyes up towards it. Grettir himself has related that all else that he had endured, when he saw the horrible rolling of Glam's eyes his heart sank so utterly that he had not the strength to draw his sword, but lay there well-nigh betwixt life and death.''



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1st Mar '16 1:39:04 PM LordGro
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Grettir tries to fashion his life in the mould of the monster-slaying heroes of old, and he has the format for it; but his pride, his desire to test his strength, and his aversion to do productive civilian work make him a social misfit in his own time.

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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Grettir tries to fashion his life in after the mould model of the monster-slaying heroes of old, and he has the format for it; but his pride, his desire to test his strength, and his aversion to do productive civilian work make him a social misfit in his own time.
1st Mar '16 1:24:32 PM LordGro
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Grettir tries to fashion his life in the mould of the monster-slaying heroes of old, and he has the format for it; but his pride, his desire to test his strength, and his aversion to do productive civilian work make him a social misfit in his own time.
3rd Feb '15 11:28:43 AM LordGro
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24th Dec '14 1:54:09 PM LordGro
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* DownerEnding: In the end [[spoiler:Grettir is killed through treachery and witchcraft]] which is definitely a sad finish to a heroic life. It's an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic Saga]], [[ForegoneConclusion what did you expect?]]
* DyingCurse: Defeated and shortly before his (second and final) death at the hands of Grettir, the revenant Glámr curses Grettir to never live in peace, to be outlawed, and to always see Glámr's dreadful eyes in the darkness before him.

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* DownerEnding: In the end [[spoiler:Grettir is killed through treachery and witchcraft]] which is definitely a sad finish to a heroic life. It's an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic Saga]], [[ForegoneConclusion what did you expect?]]\n
* DyingCurse: Defeated and shortly right before his (second and final) death at the hands of Grettir, the revenant Glámr curses Grettir to never grow any stronger, to never live in peace, to be outlawed, and to always see Glámr's dreadful eyes in the darkness before him.
24th Dec '14 1:48:20 PM LordGro
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* {{Curse}}: The curse of Glámr.
* DownerEnding: In the end [[spoiler:Grettir is killed because of treachery and witchcraft]] which is definitely a sad finish to a heroic life. It's an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic Saga]], [[ForegoneConclusion what did you expect?]]
* ExactWords: To clear herself of adultury, Spes swears a solemn oath that no man had touched her intimately except for her husband, and the perverted old beggar who groped her while lifting her over a puddle that morning. [[spoiler:The beggar was actually her lover in disguise.]]

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* {{Curse}}: The curse of Glámr.
* DownerEnding: In the end [[spoiler:Grettir is killed because of through treachery and witchcraft]] which is definitely a sad finish to a heroic life. It's an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic Saga]], [[ForegoneConclusion what did you expect?]]
* DyingCurse: Defeated and shortly before his (second and final) death at the hands of Grettir, the revenant Glámr curses Grettir to never live in peace, to be outlawed, and to always see Glámr's dreadful eyes in the darkness before him.
* ExactWords: To clear herself of adultury, adultery, Spes swears a solemn oath that no man had touched her intimately except for her husband, and the perverted old beggar who groped her while lifting her over a puddle that morning. [[spoiler:The beggar was actually her lover in disguise.]]



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17th Nov '14 2:05:42 AM LondonKdS
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Grettir's fellow outlaw Hallmund is of gigantic stature and lives in a cave far from anywhere that is '''very''' difficult to find. The generally mysterious air around him hints that he may not have been human.
10th Jul '14 1:00:23 PM CrankCase
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Forced into a life of hiding, Grettir's only chance is to fend for himself in the wilderness of Northern and Western Iceland, supported only by the few people that are kind or bold enough; for sheltering an outlaw is itself a punishable offense. Year after year, Grettir, living mostly by theft and robbery, has to combat not only the forces of natures, but also hired assassins, bounty-hunters, and vengeful farmers, only narrowly escaping death several times. Still he is eager to prove his prodigious strength, ridding the people of Bardardal of two murderous trolls, and avenging his brother Atli who has been killed in a blood feud.

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Forced into a life of hiding, Grettir's only chance is to fend for himself in the wilderness of Northern and Western Iceland, supported only by the few people that are kind or bold enough; for sheltering an outlaw is itself a punishable offense. Year after year, Grettir, living mostly by theft and robbery, has to combat not only the forces of natures, nature, but also hired assassins, bounty-hunters, and vengeful farmers, only narrowly escaping death several times. Still he is eager to prove his prodigious strength, ridding the people of Bardardal of two murderous trolls, and avenging his brother Atli who has been killed in a blood feud.
10th Jun '14 12:30:10 PM LordGro
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* HeroOfAnotherStory:
** The life of the outlaw Hallmund is apparently quite a story in its own right. When he lies dying, he recites a poem commemorating his adventures, and "many exploits of his did Hallmund recount in the lay, for he had been in every land." Only a short piece of it is given, but it hints at a most extraordinary tale:
--->''The giant-kind and the grim rock-dwellers, \\
demons and blendings fell before me, \\
elves and devils have felt my hand.''
** The outlaw Grim who kills Hallmund goes on to become a famous adventurer himself: "Grim became a great traveller and there is a long saga about him."
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