Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremony

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

Hákon Aðalsteinsfóstri (non.) Hakon the Good (en.) A king in Ynglinga Saga, the fourth saga in Heimskringla, who was fostered by King Athelstan of England and raised as a Christian. He tried to christianize Norway when he became king but was unsucessful, and his subjects gave him a pagan burial when he died.
Sigurðr jarl (non.) Earl Sigurd Hákonarson (en.) An earl in Hakon den godes saga, the third saga in Heimskringla. He was an advisor to Hákon the Good.

Mythological Events

ausa vatni sprinkling of water (en.) The entry for ausa vatni in Cleasby Vigfusson states that it "is a standing phrase for a sort of baptism used in the last centuries, at least, of the heathen age. The child when born was sprinkled with water and named, yet without the intervention of a priest; this rite is mentioned as early as in the Hávamál, one of the very oldest mythological didactic poems on record, where it is attributed even to Odin."

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).
Hákonar saga goða (is.) Hakon den godes saga (non.) Saga of Hakon the Good (en.) This is the fourth saga in Heimskringla.
Kongesagaer (1900 ed.) (no.) The second edition of Gustaf Storm's Norwegian translation of Heimskringla.

Source Persons

Krohg, Christian (no.) b. 1849
d. 1929
Nationality: Norwegian
Occupation: Artist and writer
Krohg was a prominent Norwegian artist who was one of the illustrators 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.