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Note to Vitg Lv 1I

[5] Rǫgnvaldr: The son of Haraldr hárfagri and Snæfríðr (see Ættartal [Genealogy] II.2 in ÍF 28). He was later burned inside his house, along with eighty sorcerers, by his brother, Eiríkr blóðøx ‘Blood-axe’. In the words of Hkr (ÍF 26, 139), ok var þat verk lofat mjǫk ‘and that deed was greatly praised’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  3. Internal references
  4. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].


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