Njála, 081

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Chapter 81

Now it is to be told of Kolskegg how he comes to Norway, and is in the Bay east that winter. But the summer after he fares east to Denmark, and bound himself to Sweyn Forkbeard the Dane-king, and there he had great honour.

One night he dreamt[1] that a man came to him; he was bright and glistening, and he thought he woke him up. He spoke, and said to him, "Stand up and come with me."

"What wilt thou with me?" he asks.

"I will get thee a bride, and thou shalt be my knight."

He thought he said yea to that, and after that he woke up.

Then he went to a wizard and told him the dream, but he read it so that he should fare to southern lands and become God's knight.

Kolskegg was baptized in Denmark, but still he could not rest there, but fared east to Russia, and was there one winter. Then he fared thence out to Micklegarth, and there took service with the Emperor. The last that was heard of him was, that he wedded a wife there, and was captain over the Varangians, and stayed there till his deathday; and he, too, is out of this story.

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  1. One night he dream: "While it is thus primarily diegetic, the passage of direct speech in which the dream-figure foretells Kolskeggr's future does provide it with a metadiegetic, or second-degree narrative, element, and the incident in fact follows the normal pattern of a supernatural prophecy in Njáls saga, with the difference that the prophecy's metadiegetic element here occurs as part of a dream, focalised in the second degree." McTurk, Rory W. The supernatural in Njáls saga (p. 117).

Kafli 81

Nú er að segja frá Kolskeggi að hann kemur til Noregs og er í Vík austur um veturinn en um sumarið eftir fer hann austur til Danmerkur og felst á hendi Sveini Danakonungs tjúguskeggs og hafði þar virðingar miklar.

Einhverja nótt dreymir hann[1] að maður kom að honum. Sá var ljós og þótti honum hann vekja sig.

Hann mælti við hann: „Statt upp þú og far með mér.“

„Hvað vilt þú mér?“ segir hann.

„Eg skal fá þér kvonfang og skaltu vera riddari minn.“

Hann þóttist játa því. Eftir það vaknaði hann. Síðan fór hann til spekings eins og sagði honum drauminn en hann réð svo að hann mundi fara suður í lönd og verða guðs riddari.

Kolskeggur tók skírn í Danmörku en nam þar þó eigi yndi og fór austur í Garðaríki og var þar einn vetur. Þá fór hann þaðan út í Miklagarð og gekk þar á mála. Spurði það síðast til hans að hann kvongaðist þar og var höfðingi fyrir Væringjaliði og var þar til dauðadags og er hann úr sögu þessi.


Tilvísanir

  1. Einhverja nótt dreymir hann: "While it is thus primarily diegetic, the passage of direct speech in which the dream-figure foretells Kolskeggr's future does provide it with a metadiegetic, or second-degree narrative, element, and the incident in fact follows the normal pattern of a supernatural prophecy in Njáls saga, with the difference that the prophecy's metadiegetic element here occurs as part of a dream, focalised in the second degree." McTurk, Rory W. The supernatural in Njáls saga (s. 117).

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