Svipdagr's Men

Svipdagr's Men

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

Fólkviðr (non.)
Folkvid (en.)
One of the sons of Svipdagr blinda in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. He lead Ingjaldr hinn illráði's warriors to burn six kings in a feasting hall as part of a trap conceived by the king early in his reign.
Hulviðr (non.)
Hulvid (en.)
One of the sons of Svipdagr blinda in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who lead the warriors to burn six kings in a feasting hall as part of a trap conceived by King Ingjaldr hinn illráði early in his reign.
Ingjaldr hinn illráði (non.)
Ingjald Ill-ruler (en.)
A king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. He was reknown for his cruelty and treacherousness, which were thought to be part of his nature after he ate a wolf's heart given to him by Svipdagr blinds to cure his timidness as a youth.
Svipdagr blinda (non.)
Svipdag the Blind (en.)
A viceroy of Tiundaland, in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. He gave Ingjaldr hinn illráði a wolf's heart to eat in order to cure the future king's timidness.

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.