Sunday, 19 June 2016
What Comes Next
"Here ends the saga of Hrolf Krali and his warriors." (p. 261)
We will be with Hrolf for quite a while yet. Although he is the title character of the saga/novel, Hrolf does not have a chapter named after him. The chapters are:
I. OF THE TELLING.
II. THE TALE OF FRODHI -
- which we have read -
III. THE TALE OF THE BROTHERS -
- which we are reading -
IV-VIII. THE TALE(S) OF SVIPDAG, BJARKI, YRSA, SKULD and VOGG.
We know Yrsa, Hrolf's mother. We see from the genealogy on p. xv that Skuld is Hrolf's half-aunt or something. No gods have appeared in the narrative yet but give them time. I am involved in family activities here...