The Death of King Guðlaugr

The Death of King Guðlaugr

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Guðlaugr (non.) Gudlaug (en.) A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who was hung by his enemies.

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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.
Ynglingatal (non.) A skaldic poem that was composed in the ninth century by the
 Norwegian skald Þjóðólfr af Hvini and is best known from Snorri Sturluson's use of it in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla.

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Laing, Samuel (en.) b. 1780
d. 1868
Occupation: writer and translator
Laing translated Heimskringla into English in 1844.
Munthe, Gerhard (no.) b. 1849
d. 1929
Nationality: Norwegian
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Oslo
Munthe 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.