Laxdaela Saga Characters

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Gudrun Osvifur's-Daughter

Perhaps the main character of the Laxdaela Saga, Gudrun Osvifur's-daughter has the four dreams which are read by Gest Oddleifsson. She is prophesied to marry four times, and in fact she does, divorcing her first husband, losing her next two husbands to being killed, and lives much of her life out with her fourth husband, afterward becoming the first nun in Iceland.

Gudrun meets Kjartan in Saelingsdale and they fall in love. They become devoted to one another, but Kjartan decides to seek his fame and glory at sea, in Norway and elsewhere. When he is captured by the king of Norway and Bolli returns, she believes due to a false rumor that Kjartan will not return. Thus, she marries Bolli, and when Kjartan returns and marries Hrefna, she lets secret jealousy brood inside her until it becomes an all-out rage in later chapters. This rage and...

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