Starkaðr Fighting with Vébjörg


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    Moe, Louis (no.)
    b. 1857
    d. 1945
    Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
    Occupation: illustrator
    Residence: Copenhagen
    Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.
    Starkaðr (non.)
    Starkad (en.)
    Starkaðr was a legendary warrior who appears in many sources including Saxo’s Gesta Danorum (c. 1204) and Olaus Magnus’s Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (1555).
    Vébjörg (non.)
    Vebjorg (en.)
    a shield maiden in Saxo's Gesta Danorum who died at the the Battle of Brávellir.She is the shield maiden in Louis Moe's Valkyrien who becomes a Valkyrie.
    Saxo Grammaticus (la.)
    b. 1150
    d. 1220
    Nationality: Danish
    Occupation: cleric
    Saxo wrote the Gesta Danorum, which is known in English as The History of the Danes . His account of mythological Norse gods and heroes is heavily euhemerized.
    Battle of Brávellir (non.)
    Battle of Bravellir (en.)
    A legendary battle described in Saxo's Gesta Danorum and elsewhere in eddaic poetry and several sagas.
    Valkyrien: Romantisk Digtning The Valkyrie: An illustrated romance Louis Moe's illustrated retelling of the life and death of the legendary Danish shield maiden Vébjörg.
    Danmarks Kronike This edition of Saxo's Gesta Danorum was translated and published by Fr. Winkel Horn and illustrated by Louis Moe. Moe recycled some of his illustrations from Winkel Horn's edition of Noreges konge-sagaer.
    Gesta Danorum - Saxo Grammaticus's thirteenth century prose work concerning Danish mythology and history.