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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.

Episode 5a - Gisli’s Saga

December 18, 2013
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