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Ruriksaga

Ruriksaga is a saga that tells of Rurik Karre's life and the founding of Periaslavl. It was originally written soon after his death and is written in the Nordmannic alliterative poetic style.

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Volodomyr spoke, son of Rurik
Here my father fell, fated for Woden’s hall
Our ring-giver gifted great feast for ravens
His spear shattered his sword sundered
In the flickering of flame’s glory
We shall remember rightly of his deeds
Now feed to fire’s wrath my father’s life-house
And here a hall high shall we raise
He shall be called king in mind-songs