Wednesday, August 8, 2012 burning flames to look on

Fiery sunset over snow capped Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake Valley

So the hosts met at Wolfstone, and fierce fight befell there;
Helgi rushed forth through the host of his foes, and many a
          man fell there; at last folk saw a great company of shieldmaidens,
                                      like burning flames to look on, [...]
-from The Saga of the Volsungs, Chapter IX

Have been captivated by Icelandic sagas this last year... it's a whole new world of literature and one I'm thrilled to explore.  The Volsungasaga is my favourite so far. What is yours?

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