Northern Antiquities: Or, A Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws of the Ancient Danes, and Other Northern Nations: Including Those of Our Own Saxon Ancestors. With a Translation of the Edda, Or System of Runic Mythology, and Other Pieces, from the Ancient Islandic Tongue ...

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T. Carnan and Company, 1770 - Eddas

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Page 21 - There were giants in the earth in those days ; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Page 177 - And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years...
Page 176 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood ; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Page 82 - He requires less sleep than a bird, and sees by night, as well as by day, a hundred miles around him. So acute is his ear that no sound escapes him, for he can even hear the grass growing on the earth, and the wool on a sheep's back.
Page 26 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years...
Page 217 - I know a song which I need only to sing when men have loaded me with bonds ; for the moment I sing it my chains fall in pieces, and I walk forth at liberty.
Page 177 - And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Page 124 - Loke then said, that his art consisted in eating more than any other man in the world, and that he would challenge any one at that kind of combat. ' It must, indeed, be owned,' replied the king, ' that you are not wanting in dexterity, if you are able to perform what you promise.
Page 86 - Loke, say that she there possesses large apartments, strongly built, and fenced with gates of iron. Her hall is Grief; her table, Famine; Hunger, her knife; Delay, her servant; Faintness. her porch; Sickness and Pain, her bed; and her tent, Cursing and Howling.
Page 217 - Another bard in like tone says, — " I am possessed of songs such as no son of man can repeat ; one of them is called the ' Helper ' ; it will help thee at thy need in sickness, grief, and all adversities. I know a song which I need only to sing when men have loaded me with bonds : when I sing it, my chains fall in pieces and I walk forth at liberty.

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