Hrafnkels saga

Hrafnkels saga or Hrafnkels saga Freysgoða is one of the Icelanders sagas. It tells of struggles between chieftains and farmers in the east of Iceland in the 10th century.

Hrafnkels sagaEdit

  • "Ek hygg þat hégóma at trúa á goð."
    • Translation: "I think it is folly to have faith in gods." - Hrafnkell Freysgoði
  • "Mörgum mundi betr þykkja skjótr dauði en slíkar hrakningar, en mér mun fara sem mörgum öðrum, at lífit mun ek kjósa, ef kostr er." - Hrafnkell Freysgoði
    • Translation: "Many would prefer a quick death to such misfortune but I will do as many others and choose life if it is an option."
  • "Eigi mun ek flýja undan þeim mönnum, er ek hefi ekki til miska gört." - Eyvindr Bjarnason
    • Translation: "I will not run away from men to whom I have done no harm."
  • "Því verðr engi uppreist yðar ungra manna, at yðr vex allt í augu." - Þorbjörn
    • Translation: "The reason you young men don't get anywhere is that everything seems like such a big deal to you."
Last modified on 11 March 2014, at 21:54