Northern antiquities: or, A description of the manners, customs, religion and laws of the ancient Danes, and other northern nations : including those of our own Saxon ancestors : with a translation of the Edda, or system of Runic mythology, and other pieces, from the ancient Islandic tongue ...

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Página 177 - And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Página 21 - There were giants in the earth in those days ; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Página 176 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood ; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Página 26 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years...
Página 82 - He requires less sleep than a bird, and sees by night, as well as by day, a hundred miles around him. So acute is his ear that no sound escapes him, for he can even hear the grass growing on the earth, and the wool on a sheep's back.
Página 86 - Loke, say that she there possesses large apartments, strongly built, and fenced with gates of iron. Her hall is Grief; her table, Famine; Hunger, her knife; Delay, her servant; Faintness. her porch; Sickness and Pain, her bed; and her tent, Cursing and Howling.
Página 122 - Are there any birds perched upon this tree? I thought one of their feathers had fallen upon me." Then he added, "What keeps you awake, Thor? I fancy it is now time for us to get up, and dress ourselves. You are now not very far from the city of Utgard.
Página 124 - Loke then said, that his art consisted in eating more than any other man in the world, and that he would challenge any one at that kind of combat. ' It must, indeed, be owned,' replied the king, ' that you are not wanting in dexterity, if you are able to perform what you promise.
Página 161 - Surtur is at their head; before and behind him sparkles a bright, glowing fire. His sword outshines the sun itself. The army of these Genii, passing on horseback over the bridge of heaven, break it in pieces: thence they direct their course to a plain, where they are joined by the wolf Fenris and the great Serpent. Thither also repair...
Página 41 - are not to be blamed on that account ; Bifrost is of itself a very good bridge, but there is nothing in nature that can hope to make resistance when the sons of Muspell sally forth to the great combat.

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