The Seeress Huldr and the Sons of Vísburr

The Seeress Huldr and the Sons of Vísburr

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Gísli (non.)
Gisli (en.)
One of the sons of King Vísburr in Ynglinga Saga, the firsThe two brothers tried to recover their mother's dowry from their father and had the seeress Huldr place a curse on the Ynglings when he refused. They then murdered their father.
Huldr (non.)
Huld (en.)
The seeress in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. She placed the curse on the Ynglings at the request of Gísli and Öndr, the sons of King Vísburr, that a murderer of his own kin would never be lacking in the Yngling race.
Vísburr (non.)
Visbur (en.)
A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. He was burned to death in his hall by his sons because he had rejected their mother and refused to return her dowery.
Öndr (non.)
Ond (en.)
One of the sons of King Vísburr in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. He and his brother tried to recover their mother's dowry from their father. They had the seeress Huldr place a curse on the Ynglings when he refused. The brothers later murdered their father.

Nouns

völva (non.)
seeress (en.)

Source Materials:

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.
Ynglinga saga (is.)
Ynglingesoga (no.)
Saga of the Ynglings (en.)
The first saga in Heimskringla. It was based on the ninth-century skaldic poem Ynglingatal and concerns the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings.

Source Persons

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.
Werenskiold, Erik (no.)
b. 1855
d. 1938
Nationality: Norwegian
Werenskiold was a painter and illustrator who was in charge of the illustrations and the team of artists for Gustav Storm's editions of Kongesagaer in 1899 and 1900.