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Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (c.1300) [Novel]
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Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf’s Saga recalls ancient Scandinavia of the Migration Period, when the warrior chieftain King Hrolf ruled in Denmark.

In the Viking World, King Hrolf served as a symbol of courage. Sharing rich oral traditions with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Hrolf’s Saga recounts the tragedy of strife within Denmark’s royal hall. It tells of powerful women and the exploits of Hrolf’s famous champions – including Bodvar Bjarki, the ‘bear-warrior’, who strikingly resembles Beowulf. Combining heroic legend, myth and magic, Hrolf’s Saga is full of wizards, sorceresses, and ‘beserker’ fighters, originally members of the cult of Odin. Most startling is the central love triangle: Hrolf’s father, a man of insatiable appetites, unknowingly abducts his daughter, who later marries the despised sorcerer King Adils of Sweden.

Original title: Hrólfs saga Kraka
Original languages: Icelandic


Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jesse L. Byock
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Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (February 1, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 014043593X
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.5
Pages: 144

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