“But Naught Cared Hervar"

“But Naught Cared Hervar"

Cite this page

Linked items

The MyNDIR Team

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


Tyrfing (non.) Angantyr's sword that had a curse on it and was buried with him. Angantyr's daughter Hervor opened the grave mound and claimed the sword for herself.

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

Hervör (non.) Hervor (en.) The daughter of Angantyr who retrieved his sword from his grave mound.

Mythological Persons

Angantyr (non.) The berserk in Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks, who owned the magic sword Tyrfing.


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).

Source Materials:

Heroes of the Norselands (en.)The Heroes of the Norselands by Katherine F. Boult was illustrated by T. H. Robinson. The first edition was published in 1901.
Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks (non.) The Saga of Hervor and Heidrek (en.) A 13th-century Icelandic saga that related the history from Germanic heroic legends of the families of Hervör and Heidrek, and the role of the magical sword Tyrfing that could not be returned to its sheath unless it had drawn blood.

Source Persons

Boult, Katherine (en.) b. 1855
d. 1927
Nationality: English
Occupation: author, translator, musician
Katherine Boult, née Katherine Florance Barman, was the wife of the oil merchant and justice of the peace, Cedric Randal Boult, and the mother of the conductor, Sir Adrian Cedric Boult. Katherine’s poor health prevented her from following a promising career as a pianist.
Robinson, Thomas Heath (no.) b. 1869
d. 1954
Nationality: English
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: London
The son of the engraver Thomas Robinson (1838–1902), and the older brother of Charles and W. Heath, who were also illustrators