Skál! It’s time for the second part of our Saga Brief series on Drinking in the Viking Age and the Sagas. We’ve already covered what they drank. Now it’s time to look into how they drank. In this episode, we discuss what they drank from and what they did while drinking. Of course, we can only scratch the surface here. There’s so much more to say.
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and join us for another good time.
After 5 action packed years, it’s time to meet once again at the Saga Thing Quarter Court. In this episode, we review the judgment winners and a few interesting facts about our journey through the last 10 sagas. Now it’s time for you to rank the sagas and vote.
The polls are open untilMarch 15th (The Ides of March!)
Pick your favorite moment of Best Bloodshed, the best Nickname, and the memorable Notable Witticism. You can also vote on which of our Outlawry candidates is worse than all the others. Most important, you get to choose which group of Thingmen you find most impressive according to whatever categories you think best. John’s got a lot of impressive bruisers this time around, led by none other than Egil Skallagrimsson, and Andy’s stocked his hall with the most loyal and capable men, women, trolls, and dogs he could find. Finally, you have the opportunity to share your opinions of our Final Ratings by ranking the top 3 sagas of the Third Quarter (or you can rank all 10). Among the sagas you’ll have to choose from are:
The Saga of Ref the Sly (Króka-Refs saga) – March 2018
The Saga of the People of Kjalarnes (Kjalnesinga saga) – June-July 2018
The Saga of the People of Floi (Flóamanna saga) – September-December 2018
The “Saga” of Ale-Hood (Ölkofra saga/þáttr) – January 2019
The Saga of Egil Skallagrimsson (Egils saga Skallagrímssonar) – February 2019-March 2020
The Saga of Hord and the Holm-Dwellers (Harðar saga ok Hólmverja) – May-August 2020
The Saga of Bard the God of Snowfell (Bárðar saga Snæfellsáss) – September-November 2020
The Saga of Thord Menace (Þórðar saga hreðu) – January-April 2021
The Saga of the Sworn Brothers (Fóstbrœðra saga) – June-November 2021
The Saga of Gunnar the Fool of Keldugnup (Gunnars saga Keldugnúpsfífls) – January-February 2022
It’s been a lot of fun working our way through the first 30 Sagas of Icelanders. We’ve only got 10 left! And since we’re starting with Laxdæla saga, it could be another 5-10 years before we call the Fourth and final Quarter Court. Whatever happens, we know we’ll have a great time doing it. We’re glad you’re sharing this journey with us!