Egils saga
Media, Saga Places, Supernatural Stories in the Icelandic Sagas

Saga Stories with the Reykjavík Grapevine: Egils saga

The second episode of my new video series ‘Saga Stories’ looks at Egils saga. In this episode, I travel to three locations around Borgarnes and tell stories from Egils saga at are set there.

The first is the story of Egill’s first poetic composition at the age of three, which takes place at a party at his grandfather’s farm on Álftanes. The second is the story of the deadly ball game between Egill and his father on Digranes, the location of the modern-day town of Borgarnes. And the third is the story of Egill’s depression and poetic healing following the deaths of his sons, which takes place at Borg á Mýrum, Egill’s farmstead.

Saga Stories’ is a collaborative project with the Reykjavík Grapevine. The aim of this project is to share fascinating stories from the medieval Icelandic sagas and show the beautiful locations where they are set. Stay tuned for more ‘Saga Stories’ videos, which will be published twice a month by the Reykjavík Grapevine.