St. Óláfr Killing a Dragon

St. Óláfr Killing a Dragon

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Óláfr Haraldsson (non.)
Olaf Haraldsson (en.)
The Norwegian king whose saga makes up one third of Heimskringla. He became saint one year after he died in 1030. According to Heimskringla, he died at the Battle of Stiklestad.


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.
Óláfs saga helga (is.)
Olav den heillges Saga (no.)
Saint Óláfs Saga (en.)
This is the eighth saga in Heimskringla.


Egedius, Halfdan (no.)
b. 1877
d. 1899
Nationality: Norwegian
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.