The Sacrifice of King Dómaldr

The Sacrifice of King Dómaldr

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Dómaldr (non.) Domaldi (en.) A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who was sacrificed by his subjects during a time of famine in order to insure better crops.

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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.
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.

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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.