Illustrated Title Header for Saint Ólafr´s Saga

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.
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.
Óláfr Haraldsson (non.)
Olaf Haraldsson (en.)
The Norwegian king whose saga makes up one third of Heimskringla. He became saint only one year after his martyrdom at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030.
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.
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In The Prose Edda he is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.
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).
Óláfs saga helga Olav den heillges Saga Saint Óláfs Saga This is the eighth saga in Heimskringla...
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.
ormr serpent