Starkaðr and the Death of King Víkarr

Starkaðr and the Death of King Víkarr

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

Starkaðr (non.)
Starkad (en.)
A legendary warrior who appears in many sources including Saxo’s Gesta Danorum (c. 1204) and Olaus Magnus’s Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (1555).
Víkarr (non.)
Vikar (en.)
A king who was slain during a mock sacrifice by Starkaðr. Starkaðr's motives for the murder vary depending on the source.

Source Materials:

Danmarks Kronike (da.)
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 (la.)
Saxo Grammaticus's thirteenth century prose work concerning Danish mythology and history.

Source Persons

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. Biography and Links.
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.