Egil Skallagrimsson


Egil Skallagrimsson (10th century Viking-era poet)

“It is rare to find
one to trust
amongst men who dwell
beneath Odin’s gallows,
for the dark-minded
destroyer of kin
swaps his brother’s
death for treasure.”

  • Quote attributed to Egil Skallagrimsson in Egil’s Saga (chapter 79), recorded c. 13th century possibly by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Bernard Scudder. New York: Penguin Classics, 2004 edition.

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