The Seeress Huldr and the Sons of Vísburr

Editions

  • Sturluson, Snorri . Lee M. Hollander . Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964. Print.
  • --- Gustav Storm . Kongesagaer. Kristiania: J. M. Stenersen, 1899. Print.
  • --- Samuel Laing . The Heimskringla: Or, Chronicle of the Kings of Norway. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Print. Available online http://omacl.org/Heimskringla/ynglinga.html

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
Werenskiold, Erik (no.)
b. 1855
d. 1938
Nationality: Norwegian
Werenskiold was a painter and illustrator who was in charge of the illustrations and the team of artists for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.
Huldr (non.)
Huld (en.)
The seeress in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who at the request of Gísli and Öndr, the sons of King Vísburr, placed the curse on the Ynglings such that a murderer of his own kin would never be lacking in the Yngling race.
Gísli (non.)
Gisli (en.)
One of the sons of the sons of King Vísburr in in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla who tried to recover their mother's dowry from their father and had the seeress Huldr place a curse on the Ynglings when he refused. The two brothers then murdered their father.
Öndr (non.)
Ond (en.)
One of the sons of King Vísburr in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who tried to recover their mother's dowry from their father and had the seeress Huldr place a curse on the Ynglings when he refused. The brothers later murdered their father.
Vísburr (non.)
Visbur (en.)
A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who was burned to death in his hall by his sons because he had rejected their mother and refused to return her dowery.
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.
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.
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