Northern Antiquities: Or, A Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws of the Ancient Danes, and Other Northern Nations: Including Those of Our Own Saxon Ancestors. With a Translation of the Edda, Or System of Runic Mythology, and Other Pieces, from the Ancient Islandic Tongue ...
T. Carnan and Company, 1770
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Page 177 - And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought, and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Page 176 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood ; and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Page 26 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years...
Page 82 - He requires less sleep than a bird, and sees by night, as well as by day, a hundred miles around him. So acute is his ear that no sound escapes him, for he can even hear the grass growing on the earth, and the wool on a sheep's back.
Page 86 - Loke, say that she there possesses large apartments, strongly built, and fenced with gates of iron. Her hall is Grief; her table, Famine; Hunger, her knife; Delay, her servant; Faintness. her porch; Sickness and Pain, her bed; and her tent, Cursing and Howling.
Page 122 - Are there any birds perched upon this tree? I thought one of their feathers had fallen upon me." Then he added, "What keeps you awake, Thor? I fancy it is now time for us to get up, and dress ourselves. You are now not very far from the city of Utgard.
Page 124 - Loke then said, that his art consisted in eating more than any other man in the world, and that he would challenge any one at that kind of combat. ' It must, indeed, be owned,' replied the king, ' that you are not wanting in dexterity, if you are able to perform what you promise.
Page 161 - Surtur is at their head; before and behind him sparkles a bright, glowing fire. His sword outshines the sun itself. The army of these Genii, passing on horseback over the bridge of heaven, break it in pieces: thence they direct their course to a plain, where they are joined by the wolf Fenris and the great Serpent. Thither also repair...