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Discover what Vikings did when they were at home in this fun medieval history and literature podcast about the Icelandic sagas. Hosted by two medieval literature professors with beards.

December 21, 2013

Episode 5b - Gisli’s Saga (Judgments)

It's time to judge Gisli's Saga. Join John and Andy on a tour through the saga's best bloodshed, body count, nicknames, and notable witticisms.  The titular character of Eirik's the Red's Saga was outlawed last time, will it happen again to Gisli?  Or will Andy defend him against the charges of murder and claim him as thingman? Find out in this episode of Saga Thing.

Plus, it's your last chance to hear John's impression of Gisli Wayne.  How can you pass that up?
December 18, 2013

Episode 5a - Gisli’s Saga

The tragic story of the outlaw Gisli Sursson, whose profound sense of honor forces him into violent action.  Whereas most Icelanders who receive the penalty of outlawry flee the land and seek their fortune abroad, Gisli refuses to leave his wife, Aud, behind to fend for herself.  Unfailingly devoted to his wife, Gisli slips through the fingers of the bounty hunters Bork the Stout, Eyolf, and Helgi the Spy time and time again.  Join us as we review one of Icelandic literature's most endearing and heroic characters as we call Gisli's Saga to the Thing.http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=sagthipod-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0140447725