Kráka and Ragnarr

Kráka and Ragnarr

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

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Artist Not Known Artist not known for this illustration in Children of Odin.

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Kráka (non.) Kraka (en.) Áslaug (non.) Aslaug (en.) The name that Áslaug assumed when she went into hiding after her mother Brynhildr killed her father Sigurðr.
Ragnarr Loðbrók (non.) Ragnar Hairy-breeches (en.) The legendary hero in Ragnars saga loðbrókar whose by-name "Loðbrók" translates as "Hairy-breeches." The name was given to him because of the protective clothing he wore when he slew a linnormr that was guarding Þóra, daughter of Herruðr. Ragnar married Þóra and after after her death married Kráka, who turned out to be Aslaug.
Áslaug (non.) Aslaug (en.) The daughter of Brynhildr and Sigurðr, who was also known as Kraka when she was in hiding after the death of her parents.


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).

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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.

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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.