Óláfr Haraldsson on a Viking Expedition

Óláfr Haraldsson on a Viking Expedition

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Baer, Trish (en.) b. 25th January 1952
Occupation: Adjunct Professor in Medieval Studies; Digital Scholarship Fellow in the Electronic Texts and Culture Lab; editor and MyNDIR-IDG (Insight Development Grant) Team Leader

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

Óláfr Haraldsson (non.) Olaf Haraldsson (en.) The Norwegian king whose saga makes up one third of Heimskringla. He became a saint one year after he died in 1030. According to Heimskringla, he died at the Battle of Stiklestad.


needle felted (en.) A 2D or 3D felted item produced with a barbed needle and unspun fibre.

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Heimskringla (is.) History of the Kings of Norway (en.) 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).
Kongesagaer (1899 ed.) (no.) The first edition of Gustaf Storm's Norwegian translation of Heimskringla. Of the two hundred and twenty illustrations for the 1899 edition Werenskiold drew fifty-seven, Krohg forty- seven, Wetlesen forty-three, Egedius thirty-seven, Munthe twenty-seven, and Peterssen eight.
Óláfs saga helga (is.) Olav den heillges Saga (no.) Saint Óláfs Saga (en.) This is the eighth saga in Heimskringla.

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Egedius, Halfdan (no.) b. 5th May 1877
d. 2nd February 1899
Nationality: Norwegian
Egedius was one of the main illustrator's for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.
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.