World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

The Saga of Grettir the Strong

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000187812
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.7 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: The Saga of Grettir the Strong  
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Ebook Library


APA MLA Chicago

The Saga of Grettir the Strong. (n.d.). The Saga of Grettir the Strong. Retrieved from

There was a man named Onund, the son of Ofeig Clumsyfoot, who was the son of Ivar Horsetail. Onund was the brother of Gudbjorg, the mother of Gudbrand Knob, the father of Asta, the mother of King Olaf the Saint. His mother came from the Upplands, while his father's relations were mostly in Rogaland and Hordland. He was a great viking and used to harry away in the West over the sea. He was accompanied on these expeditions by one Balki, the son of Blaeing from Sotanes, and by Orm the Wealthy. Another comrade of theirs was named Hallvard. They had five ships, all well equipped. They plundered the Hebrides, reaching the Barra Isles, where there ruled a king named Kjarval, who also had five ships. These they attacked; there was a fierce battle between them, in which Onund's men fought with the utmost bravery. After many had fallen on both sides, the battle ended with the king taking to flight with a single ship; the rest were captured by Onund's force, along with much booty. They stayed there for the winter, and spent the succeeding three summers harrying the coasts of Ireland and Scotland, after which they returned to Norway.

Table of Contents


Click To View

Additional Books

  • Was It Heaven or Hell (by )
  • The Kneeling Christian 
  • On Prayer (by )
  • Tales from Two Hemispheres (by )
  • Appeal to My Russian Brothers (by )
  • Maitre Cornelius (by )
  • Lile des Pingouins (by )
  • The District Doctor (by )
  • The Man from Atlantis (by )
  • The Beautiful Slave or Valcour and Zeila (by )
  • The Gift of the Magi (by )
  • Essays of Travel (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.