Gautviðr Taking Ingjaldr to see Svipdagr


  • Sturluson, Snorri . Lee M. Hollander . Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964. Print.
  • ―. Samuel Laing . The Heimskringla: Or, Chronicle of the Kings of Norway. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Print.
  • ― Gustav Storm . Kongesagaer. Kristiania: J. M. Stenersen, 1899. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
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.
Gautviðr (non.)
Gautvid (en.)
The cousin of King Ingjaldr hinn illráði in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who took Ingaldr to see Svipdagr blinda.
Ingjaldr hinn illráði (non.)
Ingjald Ill-ruler (en.)
The king in Ynglinga Saga, the first saga in Heimskringla, who was reknowned 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.)
Svipdagr blinda was the 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.
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.
Kongesagaer (1899 ed.) The first edition of Gustaf Storm's Norwegian translation of Heimskringla.
Heimskringla History of the Kings of Norway 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).
Ynglinga saga Ynglingesoga Saga of the Ynglings The first saga in Heimskringla, which is based the nineth-century skaldic poem, Ynglingatal, concerning the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings.