Mar 28, 2013 by

The Valkyries go weaving/ with drawn swords, Hild and Hjorthrimul,/ Sanngrid and Svipul. Spears will shatter/ shields will splinter, Swords will gnaw/ like wolves through armor. “Darraðarljóð “, a skaldic poem in Old Norse found in c hapter 156 of Njáls Saga. The song consists of 11 stanzas, and within it twelve valkyries weave and choose who is to be slain at the Battle of Clontarf (fought outside Dublin in 1014 CE).

read more

Related Posts

Share This