Grettir Swimming Back to the Ship

Grettir Swimming Back to the Ship

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Laliberte, Camille (en.) b. 19th December 1998
Occupation: Research Assistant

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Artist Not Known Artist not known for this illustration in Children of Odin.

Historical Persons, i.e. from Heimskringla, Saxo, sagas etc.

Grettir Ásmundarson (non.) The main character of Grettis Saga, who was also known as Grettir sterki, i.e., Grettir the Strong.


Edwardian (en.)The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).

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Children of Odin (en.) Children's book by Ernest Edwin Speight published in 1901. The illustrations in MyNDIR are from the second edition that was published in 1903. Disambiguation: This book should not be confused with The Children of Odin by Padriac Colum published in 1920 that was illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar (non.) Grettis Saga (non.) Grettir's Saga (en.) An Icelandic saga that belongs to the group of Icelandic Sagas known as Family Sagas. The saga concerns the life of Grettir Ásmundarson, who was cursed by the undead revenant of the shepherd Glámr. Consequently, Grettir was ill-fated and afraid of the dark thereafter. Grettir became an outlaw after he accidentally set fire to a building in Norway resulting in the deaths of its occupants.

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Speight, Ernest Edwin (en.) b. 6 December 1871
d. 17 September 1949
Nationality: English
Occupation: Author, Professor of English
Residence: Yorkshire, England
Ernest Edwin Speight, better known as E. E. Speight, was an English professor who worked in India and Japan. He authored Children of Odin, as well as numerous English textbooks. He was awarded the Fifth Class of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan for his services as a teacher.