Children and fairy tale monsters

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  • Leolaia
    The heroes of the old tales survived by their wits.

    As an older child, I loved reading the Icelandic sagas and was impressed by the episode in Egils Saga where the hero Egil escaped execution by King Erik Bloodaxe by composing in a single night a lengthy poem to his praises; the poem itself (titled "Höfuðlausn"), grisly as it is, is a remarkable composition. I liked how he escaped his enemy by putting his mind to work.

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