What he is interested in is picking out, labeling, and piling up example after example of what he believes are paranormal incidents in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Norse sagas
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.
speak admiringly of heroic warriors but warn against "uneven men" who pick fights, "exercising their courage by testing that of others.
After falling in love with the land of geysers and Norse sagas
on a filming trip there recently, the maverick self-publicist says he wants to shoot his next pic there.
Her father read Old Norse sagas
aloud to his little daughter, who as soon as she could read learned Old Norse and Old Icelandic in order to be able to read them herself.
For instance, the encyclopedia cites the familiar King Arthur and the less well known Norse sagas
to illustrate how stories and history might intertwine to create legends.
The berserkers raped and murdered at will (thus going "berserk"), and indeed in the Norse sagas
they were often portrayed as villains.
The Old Norse sagas
may be roughly divided into two groups.
Between acting jobs a few years ago, he had set himself the task of learning about the old Norse sagas
and had become fascinated by the genre.