Queen Álöf hin Ríka and Queen Yrsa

Queen Álöf hin Ríka and Queen Yrsa

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Yrsa (non.)
A queen in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla. She was told by Queen Álöf hin ríka that Yrsa's husband, King Helgi, was in fact her own father, and that Alof was her mother. The hero Hrólfr Kraki was the incestuous product of Yrsa's marriage to Helgi.
Álöf hin ríka (non.)
Alof the Powerful (en.)
A queen in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who told Queen Yrsa that her husband, King Helgi, was in fact her own father, and that she, Álöf, was her mother. The incestuous product of Yrsa's marriage to Helgi was the hero Hrólfr Kraki.

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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 (1900 ed.) (no.)
The second 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.

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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.