The Death of Vébjörg

Editions

  • Moe, Louis Maria Niels Peder Halling Valkyrien: Romantisk Digtning. : København, Gyldendal, 1930. Print.

Reference Resources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Saxo (Grammaticus) . Hilda E. Davidson and Peter Fisher . The History of the Danes. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1976. Print.
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.
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.
Óðinn (non.)
Odin (en.)
The chief god of the Æsir is The Prose Edda. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal who tricks the King of Sweden into believing that he is a god.
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.
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.
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.
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