Legendary Swords: Gramr, Skǫfnungr, and Grásíða

In this gathering by the hearthside, we’re sharing the stories of three legendary swords from the sagas of the medieval North: Gramr, Skǫfnungr, and Grásíða! And while we do, we’re going to find them plunged into trees by a strange old man, stolen from burial mounds by Icelandic Vikings, and manhandled by a headstrong poet. But if that’s not interesting enough, we’re also going to slay a dragon, cut off someone’s back end, introduce ourselves to a sword-dwelling snake, and fix a broken blade with some sorcery. By the end, we’ll not only have cool stories to tell our friends, but also learn a thing or two about what these swords meant for the people telling their tales. Honestly, what’s not to like? It’s a great deal! So tune in to Fjörn’s Hall, if you’d like to hear more!


And here’s that map I promised about where Kormáks saga and Laxdæla saga take place:

Lax-Kormak Map

The Sagas (In Order of Discussion)

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Academic Works Mentioned (In Order of Mention)


Music/Sound Credits (In Order of Occurrence)

All music/sounds are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


Acknowledgements

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks and gratitude to Fjörn’s Fellowship. Without their support, this post would not be possible. In fact, this entire Hall would be nothing if not for their support and companionship. Here are the names (taken from Patreon) of the members of this Fellowship who supported me during the time I wrote this post:

Fjörn's Leaf

 Anastasia Haysler, Cataclysmit, Froggy, and Kathleen Phillips.

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