The Death of King Fjölnir

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    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.
    Fjölnir (non.)
    Fjolnir (en.)
    A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who died after a bout of drinking when he stumbled and fell into a large vat of mead in the middle of the night.
    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 (1900 ed.) The second 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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