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Kvasir - Wikipedia
The same root kvas- may also be related to kvass, a fermented drink of the Slavic peoples.[7][8][10][11][12][13] The common Slavic word stems from Proto-Slavic *kvasъ ("leaven", "fermented drink") and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European base kwat.[14] This etymological connection, as considered by some scholars (Alexander Afanasyev,[11] Richard Heinzel,[12] Jooseppi Julius Mikkola,[13] Georges Dumézil,[10] et al.) is motivated by the consideration of kvasir as a personification of fermented beverages.
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A sublime search for the ancient sagas in Iceland | The Independent
The sagas' subject matter is high protein: lust and love, outlawry, bloodshed, politicking and trickery, Viking voyages of looting and exploration, supernatural encounters, battles and vendettas.

Equally striking to a modern reader is their degree of narrative sophistication – the anonymous authors (moonlighting monks is a logical guess) deploy multiple points of view, chapters ending on cliff-hangers, bon mots, flashbacks and foreshadowing, metalapsis, and the cunning manipulation of the reader's expectations.

Absent from the sagas, however, are descriptions of landscapes, weather, interiors. The novelistic tendency to record such things lay in the far future – the sagas' audiences were drearily familiar with such detail, so why waste the vellum?
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[See also:

"An Incomplete Atlas of Stones"

"Warnings Along the Inundation Line"

"Century Old Warnings Against Tsunamis Dot Japan's Coastline"

"How Century Old Tsunami Stones Saved Lives in the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011" ]
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