Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Þjóð Yt 1I

[2] Fróði: Five different early legendary Danish kings bear the name Fróði, both in the Icelandic Skjǫldunga saga and in the writings of the Danish historians Sven Aggesøn and Saxo Grammaticus. Two of them, Fróði I and Fróði III, are recorded as kings who presided over times of peace. Likewise Yng (ÍF 26, 24) refers to a Fróðafriðr ‘Fróði’s peace’. According to Yng the king named Frið-Fróði ‘Peace-Fróði’ and Fjǫlnir were friends, and Fjǫlnir visited him at the Danish royal seat of Hleiðra (Lejre).


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Not published: do not cite (YngII)


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