One form of fairy tale that is also well known is the saga. What is this saga like? Come on, let’s recognize it!
The Long Story of Northern Europe
Stories called saga originated in Scandinavian literature around the 12th and 13th centuries. Scandinavia is an area in the northern part of the European continent, near the North Pole. This prose saga is very popular in Iceland.
This long story is about heroism, a famous family, and amazing adventures. The famous Icelandic saga tells of the Vikings conquering lands in Europe.
Spread to Various Countries
In its development, the saga not only tells the story of the past. In the Middle Ages, this saga-shaped story was also used to tell the stories of religious figures and nobles. The writing was not in Latin but in other European languages. The word saga became a part of the English language in the 18th century. The story of the saga was then known in various countries in the world. In fact, the word saga was later absorbed into Indonesian.
In addition to telling real characters, there is also a saga in the form of fiction. Today we know the saga as a long story that tells the characters. The story of the Skywalker family in the Star Wars films and the adventures of Harry Potter are examples of today’s saga. This very long story tells about the characters and the events in their lives. The story of their life takes years.