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A '''saga''' is an prose tale that may be based on historical or [[legend]]ary events written down between the 1200 and 1400 primary of [[Norse]] origin.
 
A '''saga''' is an prose tale that may be based on historical or [[legend]]ary events written down between the 1200 and 1400 primary of [[Norse]] origin.
  
Many deal with the history of [[Iceland]] and while many must contain valuable information, they should be regarded as accurate histories due to the fact that many are recalling events hundreds of years before they were written down.
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Many deal with the history of [[Iceland]] and while many must contain valuable information, they should not be regarded as accurate histories due to the fact that many are recalling events hundreds of years before they were written down.
  
The term "saga" how now come to mean a number of other literary types including science fiction opera, tales of [[samurai]] and also Western fantasy [[literature]] such as ''Lord of the Rings''' and [[Homer]]'s ''Odyssey''.
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The term "saga" has now come to mean a number of other literary types including science fiction opera, tales of [[samurai]] and also Western fantasy [[literature]] such as ''Lord of the Rings''' and [[Homer]]'s ''Odyssey''.
  
===Some Known Saga===
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==Some Known Sagas==
 
*Egil's Saga
 
*Egil's Saga
 
*Laxdaela Saga
 
*Laxdaela Saga
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*Orkneyinga Saga
 
*Orkneyinga Saga
 
*Saga of Grettir the Strong
 
*Saga of Grettir the Strong
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Latest revision as of 07:49, 11 October 2006

A saga is an prose tale that may be based on historical or legendary events written down between the 1200 and 1400 primary of Norse origin.

Many deal with the history of Iceland and while many must contain valuable information, they should not be regarded as accurate histories due to the fact that many are recalling events hundreds of years before they were written down.

The term "saga" has now come to mean a number of other literary types including science fiction opera, tales of samurai and also Western fantasy literature such as Lord of the Rings' and Homer's Odyssey.

Some Known Sagas

  • Egil's Saga
  • Laxdaela Saga
  • Njal's Sage
  • Orkneyinga Saga
  • Saga of Grettir the Strong