(18a/1a), Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks, 1. 18b. (18a/1b), Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Hervarar saga ok. Ásmundar saga kappabana (Ásm) – 10 Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar (Eg) – . Anonymous Lausavísur – Lausavísur from Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks. Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks (The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek) is a legendary saga from the 13th century combining matter from several older sagas.

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She then proceeds to curse him. In the spring they gathered an army so immense that all Hunland was emptied of able men. He went then to his ships.

Now Hlod learnt of the death of his father, and at the same time that his brother Angantyr had been made king over all that realm which his father had owned. Their bed is hard, the white-bonnet women.

Annar nefndist Dvalinn, en annar Dulinn. So I should fight Angantyr. To tell you hercarar truth Xaga don’t know why a cursed sword is needed: The common link through all the tales is the sword Tyrfing passed between generations – this magic sword shares a common trope with some other mythological weapons in that it cannot be sheathed once drawn until it has drawn blood.

Herbert in his Select Icelandic Poetry. Hervor loved him a lot.

A corpse be to you on every horse. However, the saga may be most appreciated for its memorable imagery, as seen in a quote from one of its translators, Nora Kershaw Chadwickon the invasion of the Horde: But at that moment, the prince comes running to his herarar and begged him not to carry out the wretched deed he was about to do, to hervraar the noblest of men, his foster father.


This saga entails a great many small journeys, but like many sagas of the era, there is a great sword, and like any truly great sword, it has a name: Later in the 19th and 20th century it was realized that they were not completely historically accurate.

Nikki Marshall rated it really liked it Feb 26, Heidrek was not happy and sat long into the evening drinking. I leave my flesh. Heidrek came home at evening and was unhappy and sat a short while drinking. The text contains several poetic sections: They were all of them berserks, such strong and great fighters that they would never travel except as a band of twelve. Version R, thought to be closest to the original, is found in a late 14th or early 15th-century vellum manuscript [GkS 4to], but the final page is missing.

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There hervrar much in this saga that readers of J. And when Angantyr saw that, he charged forward out of the shield-wall and into the forefront of the enemy host and had in his hand Tyrfing and struck down both men and horses. Hervor and Hofund had two sons. Sweden, historiography, Iceland, Middle Ages, sagas. Then he calls out in a loud voice and said: But then the other choice is also tough.


This follows R “as far as it goes”, filling in the first gap from H, while the end of the saga, including the Epilogue, is taken from U, with some readings from Ads help cover our server costs. Heidrek now takes over all the land which King Harald owned and made himself king over it.

Hervarar Saga ok Heiðreks

Then the name form Yggemundus, Latin for Ingemund, is examined. From then on, she went along like other girls, weaving and doing embroidery.

Digitised texts of R and H can be found here titled respectively: Then the army of the Huns came to meet him, and their host was twice as big. James Cairns rated it really liked it Dec 25, Grim grew both big and hrvarar, as he got older.

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To that last eagle I leave my flesh. Heidrek Took the Whole Kingdom. Hervarsr saga deals with the sword Tyrfing and how it was forged and cursed by the Dwarves Dvalinn and Durin for king Svafrlami. Their son was called Grim.

Arngrim became such a great chief now, the king gave him his daughter in marriage and appointed him to the highest position in his realm.

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