The Story of Grettir the Strong, by William Morris

Index iii.

THINGS.

A nithing's deed, setting on a dying man with weapons, 250

Arson, 2, 5, 13

Assassins (hired), 163, 167

Barrow of Karr the Old of Haramsey, 47, 49
of Onund Treefoot, called "Treefoot's-barrow," 19

Battles and Fights.

Battle of Barra, between Onund Treefoot, and King Kiarval, 1, 2

of Bute, between Onund Treefoot and the Vikings, Vigbiod and Vestmar, 7, 9

of Ernewaterheath, between Grettir and Hallmund on one side, and Thorir of Garth with eighty men on the other, 168, 170

of Grettirsoddi by Hitriver, between Grettir and the Marshmen, 179, 180

of Hafrsfirth, between Harald Fairhair and several Norwegian petty kings, 3, 4

of Nesjar, between St. Olaf and Earl Svein, 112

of the Pass, between Ath Asmundson and the Sons of Thorir of the Pass, 127, 128

at Bowerfell, between Grettir and the men of Meal, 91

Fight in Drangey, between the Brothers Grettir and Illugi, on one side, and Thorbiorn Angle and his band on the other, 240, 241

Fight on Ernewaterheath, with the Assassins Grim and Thorir Redbeard, 163, 164

at Fairwoodfell with Gish, 176, 177

at Fleet-tongue with Skeggi, 38

in Gartar, with Biorn, 68

at Goosere, with Thorbiorn Tardy, 144

in Grettir's-Gill, between Ufeigh Grettir and Thorbiorn Earls' Champion, 18, 19

in Haramsey, with Karr the Old, in his harrow, 48, 49

in Haramsey, with twelve Bearserks, 56, 58

on Midfit, with Thorbiorn Oxmain, 141

on Reekness, between the men of the Creek and those of Coldback, over a whale, 23

on a common driftland in the Strands over a whale, between the foster-brothers Þorgeir Havarson and Thormod Coalbrowskald on one side, and Thorgils Makson on the other, 77, 78

at Sand-heaps, with a troll-wife, 194, 195

nigh to Sand-heaps, in a cave, with a giant, 197

at Steinker, with Hiarandi, 70, 71

Fight at Thorhall-stead with Glam the Thrall, 107, 109

in Tunsberg, with Gunnar, the brother of Hiarandi, 72, 73

with Snaekoll the bearserk, 122, 123

Bridge of Liarskogar, a work of great art, hung with rings and 'din-bells,' 158

Domestic Implements.

Bottles of leather, for keeping drink in, 20

Chopper, 23, 194

Clothes-bag, 175

Curd-bags, hides drawn up to fetch curds in from mountain dairies, 84

Deer-horn, for drinking at feasts, 15

Digging-tools, 47

Kettle, 182

Meal-bags, wherein victuals were kept for the thing-ride, 38

Tools to strike fire, 182

Trough, 194

Wool-combs, 30

Dowry, 7

Dress and Ornamental Apparel.

Breeches (of sail-cloth, 117), 176, 220

Cape, 117, 136, 137

Chain, round the neck, 14

Cloak of rich web, 14

Coloured clothes (over — clothes), 154, 174

Cowl, 220 Drugget-cloak, 107

Fur-cloak, 64

Hat (slouched), 169, 189

Hood, 206

Kirtle (red), 85

Leggings (hose), 65

Mittens, 206

Rings of gold, 14

Shirt, 176

Spurs, 202

State-raiment, 175

Thongs (hose-thongs), 65

Fair in Vagar in Halogaland,

Famine, 21

Feasts.

(There were three principal festals in the year: at Winter-nights, Yule, and Midsummer.)

Autumn-feast (= winter nights' feast, Oct. 14), at Thorbiorn

Oxmain's, III "Drinking turn and turn about," is probably the same that elsewhere is called "SamburðSarol," an ale-club or rotation drinking by common subscription, 14

Yule-ale, 51 Yule-biddings,

51, 52

Fights, see Battles and Fights.

Food and Drink.

(The Saga mentions no imported articles of food.)

Beer, 53, 56

Curds, 84

Fish (stockfish), 131, 132

Lent-fare, fat and livers, 183

Mutton, passim.

Fire above hid treasure, 47

Foster-brothers (sworn brothers), 78, 81, 92, 93

Godi's-wood, a wood said to have belonged to six Godar, 97

Grettir's-heave, 39, 91, 176

Horse-Outfit.

Bridle (embossed, 160), 76, 136

Head-gear, 160 Saddle (fair-stained, 84), 38

Snaffle-rings, 160

Hospitality, 54, 80

Houses and their Outfit.

Beaks of vessels put over the door, 115

Bed, 107

Boards (= tables), 30

Bolt, 56

Boose (= cow-stall in a byre), 103

Booth at the thing, 96
— for drinking assemblages, 72
— for trade-purposes, 113

Bower, serving as a ward-robe, cloth-bower, 56
— a storehouse apart from other houses, out-bower, 56, 245

Closet, 56

Corn-barn, 58

Cross-beam (= tie-beam), 107, 108

Cross-bench (= dais), 193

Door, 56 and passim.

Doorcase, 108

Doorpost, 133

Dungeon, 254

Gable, 193

Hall, fire-hall, passim, see also note on hall pp. 273-275

Hangings, 53

High-chair, 48

Hill-dairy, 84, 153, 154

Horse-stable, 106

House of refuge (sáluhús), 117

Latch, 56

Lock-bed, 107

Loft (sleeping-loft), 14, 124

Long-fires, 30

Rafters, 108

Roof, 107, 240

Seat-beam, 84, 107

Side-wall, 193

Thatch, 108, 240

Threshold, 108, 133

Tie-beam, 107

Landwights.

Amongst these are to be numbered Hallmund and Thorir the half-troll of Thorir's-dale, and the wights told of in Hallmund's Song, 187 Atonement. See Weregild.

Law, Suits, Penalties.

Boot for insulting language, 66

Banishment, 129

Declaring manslaughter as having been done by one's own hand, 133, 142

District-outlawry, 129

Execution (féránsdómr), 247-248

Fine, 39, and passim.

Handselling of a lawsuit, 39

Handselling of lawful truce, 212, 214

Law-provisions

For drift-right, 25

For bearserks challenging men to holm, 51

For heritage of outlawed men in Norway in the days of Harold Fairhair, 11

For the utmost limit of outlawry, 225

For heathen sacrifices in the earliest days of Christianity in Iceland, 226

For a rightful suitor in a blood-suit, 150

Lawsuits, 18, 19, 24, 39, 79, 129, 130, 149, 151, 238, 249, 250

Manners and Customs, Civil and Religious.

Bathing, 148, 220

Burial of misdoers in cairns and tidewashed heap of stones, 59, 241

Burial in barrows. See Barrows.
— at churches, 126, 142

Fasting on Yule-eve, 98
to iron birth, 119

Hallowing of a vessel by a bishop, 115

Iron-birth, 119

Meal-times, 49

Riding, to the Althing, 36, 79

Rubbing of one's back by the fire, 30

Sailors' duties have to be performed on board ship by the passengers, 41, sqq.

Sitting at table in the evening, 48

Sleeping in fire-halls, 30

Thing-men have to provide themselves, each one with fare at his own cost, 38

Varangian weapon-show, 253

Washing of hands ere going to table, 113

Money.

Hundred in silver, 151

Mark in silver, 151, 173

Names of folk derived from their country or dwelling-stead

Axefirthers, 278

Gothlander, 11

Halogalander, 57

Icefirthers, 155, 156

Lavadale-men, 182

Marshmen, 182

Northlanders, 163

Northmen, 10, 253

Ramfirthers, 34, and passim.

South-Islander, 7, 92

The men of Biarg, 88, 92

The men of Coldback, 20, sqq.

The men of the Creek, 20, sqq.

Varangians, 253, sqq.

Waterdale-folk, 26, 38

Waterdale-kin, 142

Waterness-men, 34, 88

Well-wharfers, 170

Westfirthers, 80

Westhope-men, 34

Willowdale-men, 34

Occupations.

Binding of hay into horseloads for being conveyed into rick-yard or barn, 140, 141

Catching of fowl, 219

Drift-watching, 22

Fetching home victuals from mountain dairies, 84

Fetching home stockfish on horses, 126, 128

Fishing in sea and fresh water, 163, 166, 184

Folding, gathering sheep in autumn up from the wilds and mountains, to be sorted for their owners according to the marks in the ears of each sheep, 174

Gathering of eggs, 214

Hay-harvest, falls into two parts, the first, the haymaking in the manured homefield, the second, in unmanured meads and mountains,
132, 140

Iron-smithying, 158

Mowing-tide, the whole season of the summer while grass can be
mown, 84, 132

Watching of home-geese, 29
of horses in winter, 31
of neat, 102
of sheep, 98, 101, 206

Whale-getting, 21, 77

Whale-cutting, 23

Pet Animals.

Keingala, a mare, 31

Pied-belly, a ram, 240

Saddle-fair, a mare, 135

Runes.

Songs cut on staffs, in runes, 186, 198

Baneful runes cut on a bewitched log of wood, 230, 231

Sagas Quoted.

The saga of the Bandamenn, 29
of Bodmod, Grimulf, and Gerpir, 25
of Eric the Earl, 51
of Grim who slew Hallmund, 188
of the heath-slayings, 86

The saga of the Laxdale-men, 19

Settlings of land in Iceland, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17

Ships and their outfit.

Boat, ten oars aboard, 22, 227

Boat-stand, 20, and passim

Beaks, 115

Bark (karfi), of sixteen oars aboard, 46, 52, 62

Bulwark, 3

Forecastle, 3

Grapplings, 33

Gunwale, 147

Row-barge, 115

Sail, 16, 41

Ship shield-hung from stem to stern, 52
stained above sea, 52
cleared from stem to stern, 3
stem, stern, 3, 52

Viking-ship, 1

War-ship, 6

Work in connection with ship:
baling, 41, 42, 45
pumping, 44
rolling ship ashore, 174
launching of, 46
building of, 25

Yard, 16

Skalds named in the Saga.

Arnor Earls'-skald, 179

Bessi, Skald-Torfa's son, 34, 71

Grettir Asmundson.

Hallmund, 161, 186-187

Odd the Foundling-Skald, 34, 87-88

Skald-Torfa, 34

Svein of Bank, 135

Thormod Coalbrowskald, 77

Social Stations.

Bonder, 14, and passim

Chapmen, passim

Court-owner, an owner of all such houses in a town as form the surrounding of a court, 71

Earl, a man next after the king in dignity, 14, 50 sqq.,
69 sqq., 112

Free-men, 53

Godi, a chief combining in his person the religious and administrative authority of the district over which he ruled, 11, 26

Hand-maid, 220, 221

Herdsman. See Occupations.

Hersir, a man next to an earl in dignity, 14

Home-folk, 54

Home-women, 54

House-carle, passim.

Sports and Games.

Ball-play, 34

Ball, 35

Bat, 35

Horse-fight, 87, 88

Knave-game (note), 208

Sports at Heron-ness thing, 210, 212

Swimming, 117, 167, 220

Tale-game, 208

Wrestling, 211, 212, 216

Things, or Public Law-assemblages.

The Althing, passim

The Thing of Kialarness, 19
Heron-ness, 210
Hunawater, 129, 150

Trade on England, 67

Trolls and Evil Wights.

See Hallmund's song, 187

Troll-carle, 197

Troll-wife, 194, 195

The wight that slew Glam, 96, 99, 100

Troth, to sit in troth for three winters, 77

Twainmonth, the second month in the year, corresponding to our September (Aug. 24 — Sept. 22).

Wadmall as an article of trade, 40, 220

Weapons and War-gear.

Axe, passim.

Barb-end, 57

Barb, 57, 132

Buckler, 142

Byrni, 57

Chopper, 194

Cheek-pieces of a helmet, 122

Glaive (heft-sax), 197

Grigs of the sword, 241

Hand-axe, 141

Helmet, 57, 85, 122, 132

Shield (iron-rimmed, inlaid), 72, 122, 128, 175, 203, 241

Socket inlaid with silver, 141

Socket-nail, 141

Short-sword, Karrs-loom, 49, and passim

Spear, great without barbs, 141
with broad barbs, 56, 132

Stones used for missiles, 8

Spear-head, 57

Sword, girt with a sword, 132, 241
Jokul's gift, the heirloom of the kinsmen of Ingimund the Old, 40, and passim.

Weird of a ghost, 109
of a sorceress, 229

Winter-nights, the first days in winter about Oct. 14, 145

Witchcraft and Sorcery.

Gale of wind brought on by evil craft, 236-236 237

Witchcraft, an illegal means for overcoming an enemy, 244, 250

Witchcraft wrought into a log of wood, the manner thereof, 230, 231

Wound growing deadly through the effect of evil and witchcrafty runes, 244, 250

Wooing, 6, 7, 19

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