Grettir the Strong

Grettir the Strong

Viking adventurer whose exploits are related in The Grettisaga. [Icelandic Lit.: Magill I, 335]
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The sword then reappears in The Saga of Grettir the Strong when Grettir's mother, Jokul's granddaughter, passes it on to him:
A good example occurs in The Saga of Grettir the Strong, when the hero is staying with the farmer Audun and witnesses a huge burst of fire on a headland below the farm.
Everywhere he went were reminders of the heroic days of the sagas: Gunnar's Howe, the home of Gudrun, places associated with Grettir the Strong.