Grettir the Strong

Grettir the Strong

Viking adventurer whose exploits are related in The Grettisaga. [Icelandic Lit.: Magill I, 335]
See: Heroism
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Zironi identifies Morris's consistent preference for stories of human drama rather than the more mythological subjects of the Eddas, and he suggests explanations for the deep emotional appeal that stories such as Gunnlaug the Worm-tongue and Grettir the Strong held for him.
Later this season the theatre will also premiere Grettir the Strong, a uniquely Nordic musical take on celebrity.
The sword then reappears in The Saga of Grettir the Strong when Grettir's mother, Jokul's granddaughter, passes it on to him:
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.