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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Gísla saga

So it fell one night, as Gisli dreamed that the better dream-wife came to him, and she seemed to ride on a gray horse, and bids him go with her to her abode, and he went gladly. At last they ran their ship into Dyrafirth, at the mouth of the Hawkdale river. Out of these Vestein took seventy ells of hangings and a kerchief twenty ells long, all woven with a pattern of gold in three stripes.

One night when Gisli struggled in his sleep Auda asked, as was her wont, what had happened. After that, the guests broke up, and each man went to his own abode.

King Olav, a ruthless This is what all think, though I alone utter it. 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. There he set up his abode, and built a whole homestead, and dwelt there that winter. It’s hard to pinpoint what I enjoyed so much, but I just liked it a lot, and I’m already looking forward to reading another saga.

But Thordisa was not single when this happened, and after a while she bears a son to Thorgrim, and he is sprinkled with water, and at first called Thorgrim, after his father; but as he grew up he was thought snappish and unyielding in temper, and so his name was changed to suit his mood, and he was called Snerrir the Snarler, and afterwards Snorro.

And so they fled the throng of men, As when, with addle egg of hen, The base-born thrall is pelted down By all the riff-raff of the town.

So they sail with him, and he takes them as far as Hallsteinsness. Other three years he spent in roaming over the land, and going from house to house asking help and countenance from great chiefs; but something always tripped him up everywhere, so that naught came of it.


Her son’s name was Thorstein, and he was about the strongest man in all the west country, save Gisli. They live as neighbors, the brothers at Hol, and Thorgrim at Saebol. I can’t waste all the night in keeping thee out. She did as gili bade her–got him another horse; and he rides might and main to Hol, sees Gisli, and tells what was about to befall him.

Be the first to ask a question about The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw. I would far rather fall on the island than bear this shame. But Helgi keeps awake, and heaps up what yet failed to the beacon; and when he had ended his work Havard wakes, and bids Helgi go to sleep and he would watch.

The fatal conversation 9 — Thorkel and Thorgrim arrive back in Haukadal on the same day as Gisli and they return to the farm.

Tis hard to learn, when one is old, that one has sons who have no more manly thoughts than women had in sava times, and ye two are utterly unlike my brothers Gisli and Ari. Ari, Thorkel’s son, asked her to wife, and she was wedded to him. I will speak to him to stop his visits hither.

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As Gisli’s fate unfolds, he experiences conflicting passions of love, hate, and complex emotional bonds. She was a dashing, forward woman. Now they go to the courts, and Thorgrim asks if there were any there who stood in need of their help, “for we will leave nothing undone to help our men, and they shall never be shorn of their rights so long as we stand straight. He had a gsili wife, and three sons by her. It is told that one autumn night Gisli was very restless as he slept, while he was in Auda’s house, and when he wakes she asks him 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.

Episode 5: Gísla saga Súrssonar (Gisli’s saga) | Saga Thing

But she goes once or twice round the house widdershins, and snuffs to all airts, and draws in the air. Once Gisli faces his death, Thordis experiences remorse for his murder and stabs Eyjolf in the leg. Arrived at Hol he unpacks presents for Gisli and Thorkel giwli when these are shown, Thorkel refuses to accept them. So he breaks up from home, and goes along the coast to Strand, and rides to see his brother Thorkel at “the Combe.


He alone of all the men was at home, and he had laid him down after breakfast in the hall, where the fire was, and gone to sleep. Now men flocked round Thorkel, and no man could tell who sata done the deed. Amanda BeReckonedwith rated it really liked it Apr 28, Now Eyjolf fares from home with eleven men to see Bork the Stout, and then he told him these tidings and the whole story. Now the house-carles set off, and take ship out of Hawkdale, and row across to Brooksmouth.

Gisli and the woman scramble to the top of the ridge to make a stand. No snow lodged on the south side of Thorgrim’s howe, nor did it freeze there.

The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw

Now he takes hold of Thorgrim gently, so that he woke and turned towards Thordisa, for he thought she had roused him. So they fall on him from two sides, and two men are foremost in following Eyjolf whose names are Thorir and Thord, kinsmen of Eyjolf.

You are commenting using your WordPress. So now the sports were set afoot as though nothing had happened. And I rather think thou wouldst give other three hundreds in silver that we had never met, for thou wilt only take disgrace in return for your loss of life.

Now they leave off playing, sagq Thorstein sets out to go home. Now Bork calls out to her and asks giisli Gisli were on the isle. Up men, and do not let him work his will. In a little while Hallbjorn and the lads went up to where Thorkel was sitting. Both Bork and Gisli wish to avenge the death, but others, relatives of Vestein such as Gisli’s wife Aud, discourage it and nothing is done.

Gisli sets off with two cart horses and a sled piled with valuables making for hte woods. Jul 18, Colin rated it really liked it Shelves: