Þóra´s Dragon

Þóra´s Dragon

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Laliberte, Camille (en.) b. 19th December 1998
Occupation: Research Assistant

Historical Persons, i.e. from Heimskringla, Saxo, sagas etc.

Þóra Borgarhjört (non.) Thora Town Heart (en.) The wife of Ragnar Loðbrók who was gaurded by a linnormr. Lodbrok had to kill the linnormr in order to marry her.


Edwardian (en.)The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).
dreki (non.) dragon (en.)
linnormr (non.) lindworm (en.) A mythical wingless dragon-like creature with a serpent's body.

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Children of Odin (en.) Children's book by Ernest Edwin Speight published in 1901. The illustrations in MyNDIR are from the second edition that was published in 1903. Disambiguation: This book should not be confused with The Children of Odin by Padriac Colum published in 1920 that was illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Ragnars saga loðbrókar (non.)The Saga of Ragnarr Hairy-breeches (en.) The Icelandic legendary saga concerning Ragnarr, who was the son of the king of Sweden, Sigurd Ring. Ragnarr married Þóra, and after her death, he married Aslaug, who was the daughter of the valkyrie Brynhildr and the hero Sigurðr. Ragnarr met his death in a snake pit in England while trying to avenge the death of his sons.

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Lawrence, Frederic (fr.) b. 1883
d. 1948
Nationality: British
Occupation: Artist
Lawrence was an illustrator and writer who illustrated Children of Odin, E.J.B. Kirtlan's translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Beowulf.
Speight, Ernest Edwin (en.) b. 6 December 1871
d. 17 September 1949
Nationality: English
Occupation: Author, Professor of English
Residence: Yorkshire, England
Ernest Edwin Speight, better known as E. E. Speight, was an English professor who worked in India and Japan. He authored Children of Odin, as well as numerous English textbooks. He was awarded the Fifth Class of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan for his services as a teacher.