Egil's saga

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Egils saga is an epic Icelandic saga possibly by Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241 A.D.), who may have written the account between the years 1220 and 1240 A.D. It is an important representative of the sagas and has much to say about the end of the Viking era. The saga is centered on the life of Egill Skallagrímsson, an Icelandic farmer, viking, and skald.


  • Kings' halls have wide entrances and narrow exits.
    • Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards (trans.) Egil's Saga (Harmondsworth, 1976) p. 178.

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