“The Saga of Egil” in the summary

“The Saga of Egil” in the summary

Salbiarg, daughter of Kari, becomes the wife of Ulva, nicknamed Kveldulv. They have two sons – Thorolf and Grim.

Harald, nicknamed Shaggy defeated the neighboring konungs and became the sole king of Norway. At his insistence, Kveldulv sends his son Thorolf to him; Kveldulv himself believes that Harald will do a lot of evil to his family, but Thorolf can act in his own way. And Thorolf is leaving.

A person by the name of Bjergolv has a son named Brunyolv. In his old age, Bjergolv takes a woman named Hildirid and plays with her an incomplete wedding, because her father is an outsider. Bjargolva and Hildirid have two sons, Harek and Hrerek. Bjergolv dies, and as soon as he is taken out of the house, Bryunjolv orders Hildirid and his sons to drive away. Bryunjolva has a son named Bard, he and the sons of Hildirid are almost the same age. Bard takes in wives Sigrid, the daughter of Sigurd.

In the fall, King Bard and Thorolf, the son of Quelldwoul, arrive at King Harald and take them well. They become warriors of the king. In the winter Brünjolv dies, and Bard gets the whole inheritance. In the same winter, King Harald gives the last battle and takes over the whole country. Thorolf and Bard fight bravely and receive many wounds. But Thorolv’s wounds begin to heal, and Bard’s wounds become life-threatening. And he entrusts Thorolf with his wife and son and gives all his possessions. After his death, Thorolv disposes of himself in the patrimony

of Bard and wooed to Sigrid, Bard’s wife. After receiving the consent, Thorolf arranges a great wedding feast, and everyone sees that Thorolf is a noble and generous man.

Thorolf’s sons are visited by the sons of Hildirid, and they demand that they give back the goods formerly owned by Bjargol’v. Thorolf replies that Bard did not consider them legitimate sons, because of their mother was committed violence and brought her into the house as a prisoner, Bard did not recognize them, and he does not recognize them. That’s the end of the conversation.

In winter, Thorolf, with a large squad, goes to the lappers. He collects tribute from them and at the same time trades with them. Thorolf gets a lot of good and becomes a powerful person.

In the summer Thorolv invites to his place at the feast of the king. Konung sits in a place of honor, looks at numerous guests and is silent. Everyone sees that he is angry.

On the day of departure, Thorolv calls the king to the shore and there gives him a ship with the head of a dragon. King and Thorol leave good friends.

Sons Hildirid also invite the king to his feast. After the feast, Harek sings the king to Thorolf – as if he wants to kill the king. Konung believes Harek’s speeches. Then the king goes his own way, and the sons of Hildirid come up with a business and go to the same place, where he meets the king, and he always listens to them with attention. And now the people of the king begin to plunder the ships of Thorolf and oppress his people, and Thorolf, in return, kills the people of the king.

Grim, son of Quelldwoul, takes Beru, daughter of Ingvar, as wife. Grima is twenty-five years old, but he is already bald, and he is called Scallagrim.

Here once feast Thorolf with his retinue, and the king treacherously attacks him: surrounds his house and sets it on fire. But the people of Thorowl break the wall and go out. The battle is fastened, and Thorolv dies in it, it is buried with proper honors.

Kveldulv learns of the death of his son, mourns, goes to bed, then equips the ship, sails to Iceland and dies on the road. Scallagrim settles in Iceland.

Scalagrim and Bera have a son Thorolf, who is like Thorolf, the son of Quelldwill. Thorolf is very cheerful, and everyone loves him.

A son will also be born with Scallagrim, and give him the name Egil. He grows up, and it is clear that he will be ugly and black-haired, like his father.

A man named Bjarn married the Torah, the sister of Thorir, against the will of her brother. Konung expels Bjarn from Norway. He goes to Iceland and is beaten to Scallogrim. There they have a daughter Asgerd.

Thorolf is attached to Bjarn. Scalagrim sends ambassadors to Toryra, and the one, obeying their persuasions, forgives Bjarn. Bjarn returns to Norway, and his daughter Asgerd remains in education with Scallagrim.

In the spring, Thorolf and Bjarn equip ships and go on a campaign. In the fall, they return with a rich booty.

King Harald is getting old. His son Eyrik, nicknamed Bloody Sekira, is brought up by Toryr, and is very much disposed to him.

Bjarn and Thorolf go to visit Thorir. There Thorolv gives the son of a king a ship, and he promises him his friendship.

Eirik and Thorolf become friends. Eirik wives Gunnhild, she is beautiful, intelligent and knows how to conjure.

In his patrimony, Scalagrim arranges a match in power and games. Seven-year-old Egil loses a twelve-year-old boy, grabs an ax and slashes an involuntary offender, and then speaks to the visu.

At the age of twelve, Egil leaves with Thorolf.

Arriving in Norway, Thorolf and his brother go to Bjarn to hand him his daughter Asgerd. Torir still has a son named Arinbjarn. Egil is friends with him, but there is no friendship between the brothers.

Soon Thorolf asks Asgerd, Bjarn’s daughter, to be his wife. Having received the consent, he goes to collect everyone for the wedding feast. And Egil gets sick and can not go. And Thorolf is leaving without him. Egil, having recovered, is riding after him. On the way, he kills a man of the king. Upon learning of this, the king orders to kill Egil. Torir begs the king for forgiveness for Egil, and Egil is expelled from the state.

Thorolf and Egil equip a large warship and make several expeditions. Then they enter the service of the English king Adadstein. Adalstein is cunning, he breaks the kings who came up against him. But in these battles, Thorolf is killed. Egil bury his brother with all the honors. Konung Adelstein gives Egil a gold wrist and two chests with silver. Egil is exhilarated and speaks to the visas.

In the spring, Egil travels to Norway, where he learns that Thorir is dead, and his inheritance passed to Arinbjarn. In Arinbjarn, Egil spends the winter.

Learning of the death of Thorolf, Asgerd is very sad. Egil wooed to her, and Asgerd agreed. After the wedding feast on the advice of Arinbjarne Egil sails to Iceland for Scallagrim. Egil lives at Scallagrim and deals with his household. He becomes as bald as his father.

One day Egil reports that Bjarne is dead, and his lands passed to his son-in-law Berganund, to whom King Eirik and his wife Gunnhild are very pleased. Egil decides to regain these lands, and Asgerd goes with him to Norway.

Egil takes the case to Thing, where he proves that his wife Asgerd is the heiress of Bjarn. Berganund proves the opposite. In response, Egil speaks to the visu. The king is angry, and Egil leaves the ting with nothing.

Egil travels to the lands of Berganund, kills him and one of the sons of the king. The property that he can not take away, he betrays the fire, and then speaks to the visas and sends the curse of spirits to Eirik and his wife Gunnhild. Then Egil returns to Iceland, where he is engaged in farming, for Scullagrim is already old and weak. Soon Scallagrim dies, and all his goods go to Egil.

Arinbjarn brings up the children of the king and is always beside him. Egil is to him, and Arinbjarn advises him to come to the king with confession. Egil is guilty and composes in honor of the king a laudatory song. The song is liked by the king, and he allows Egil to leave him unharmed, Egil goes to Arinbjarn, and then they say goodbye and part friends.

In the autumn, King Hakon begins to rule in Norway. Egil decides to get back his property, which after Berganund owns his brother Utley Short. He is to the king Hakon and asks to give his wife Asgerd property, which once owned Bjarn. Hakon favorably meets Egil.

Egil comes to Utley Korotkoy and summons him to the ting. On the Thing, Egil demands the return of his property to Björn and proposes to resolve the dispute by dueling. In martial arts, Egil kills Utley and speaks to the temple.

Egil goes home to Iceland. He takes a lot of good from a foreign country, becomes a very rich man and lives in this country, not harming anyone. In the summer, Egil and Arinbjarn go on a hike, where they procure a lot of good and cattle. Arinbjarn and Egil part friends.

Winter Egil spends at home. Badvard, the young son of Egil, is drowning in the gulf. Upon learning of the incident, Egil digs the grave hill of Scallagrim and puts there the body of Badward. Then he composes a memorial song to Badward. Egil had another son, Gunnar, but he also died. Egil celebrates the triune for both sons.

Egil lives in Iceland, where he grows old. And the sons of Eirik come to Norway and fight with the king Hakon. Arinbjarn becomes adviser to Harald, the son of Eirik, and he showered him with honors. Egil adds a laudatory song in honor of Arinbjarn.

Gradually, Egil, the son of Scallagrim, becomes very old, his hearing weakens, and his legs do not obey him. He sits by the fire and says visy. With the onset of autumn, he falls ill, and the disease takes him to the grave. He is buried with his weapons and clothing.


“The Saga of Egil” in the summary