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                                    Saga of the Ynglings
    Munthe, Gerhard (no.)
    b. 1849
    d. 1929
    Nationality: Norwegian
    Occupation: illustrator
    Residence: Oslo
    Munthe was one of the main illustrator's for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.
    Snorri Sturluson (is.)
    b. 1179
    d. 1241
    Nationality: Icelandic
    Snorri was an Icelandic statesman, scholar, and author who is credited with writing Heimskringla, The Prose Edda, and possibly Egil's Saga.
    Fimbulvetr (non.)
    The series of three unusually harsh winters, without intervening seasons, that preceded Ragnarök.
    Ragnarök (non.)
    Ragnarok (en.)
    The final great battle between the gods and the giants.
    Kongesagaer (1899 ed.) The first edition of Gustaf Storm's Norwegian translation of Heimskringla.
    Heimskringla History of the Kings of Norway This account of the history of the kings of Norway and is generally believed to have been written by Snorri Sturluson in Iceland in 1230. It begins with the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, who were the subject matter of the skaldic poem Ynglingtal, and ends with the reign of the Norwegian king, Magnus Erlingson (died 1184).
    Ynglinga saga Ynglingesoga Saga of the Ynglings The first saga in Heimskringla, which is based the nineth-century skaldic poem, Ynglingatal, concerning the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings.
    Jörmungandr (non.)
    Jormungand (en.)
    Jörmungandr is a monstrous serpent who is the progeny of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. This serpent is also known as Miðgarðsormr.
    hrafn raven
    úlfr wolf
    ormr serpent