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saga

noun account, adventure, chronicle, epic, epos, heroic story, history, legend, myth, mythology, report, story, tale, yarn
See also: account, narrative, report, story
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Too, classifying NRMs according to their source material is a risky proposition at best, as religious innovation at the fringe may cover a wide array of inspirations; for example, some neopagans borrow freely from both ancient Norse sagas and Native American traditions.
We know this from scant archeological evidence and from the Norse sagas.
His chapters are quick-paced, and narratives retold with learned but accessible comparisons with the Code of Hammurabi, Homer's Iliad, Greek and Roman mythology, Talmudic midrash, medieval commentators Rashi and Radak, Maimonides, Icelandic and Norse sagas, Shakespearean drama, English common law, and modern American and Israeli case law.
At the beginning of this book, Kvastad says he has no intention of discussing the historical truth of the Norse sagas and the Bible, but rather of assessing whether the paranormal accounts in them "are possible according to contemporary science" (p.
99) FORMER Wolverhampton student Ben Nimmo fell in love with the epic Norse sagas while he was at university but quit academia to become a scuba-diving instructor.
Ignoring literary traditions of the early 20th century,Tolkien's fantasy epic looks back to medieval and Norse sagas with ideals rather than characters driving the plot.
The trip finished with a traditional reading from the Norse Sagas by Viking novelist Giles Kristian, who presented each volunteer with a copy of one of his latest books.
Greenlanders today are aware of recent warming; but history, archaeology, and the Norse sagas show that Greenland was warmer than today in the Middle Ages, when crops and trees were grown there.