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Anonymous: Hrólfs saga kraka [The saga of King Hrólf Kraki]

Phelpstead, Carl Luke ORCID: 2003. Anonymous: Hrólfs saga kraka [The saga of King Hrólf Kraki]. The Literary Encyclopedia

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Hrólfs saga kraka, the Saga of King Hrólf kraki, is a colourful and dramatic prose account of legendary events in and around Denmark that was composed in Iceland in the later Middle Ages. Characters and plot elements are shared with a number of other texts that survive from medieval Scandinavia and Anglo-Saxon England, including Beowulf and Saxo Grammaticus's Gesta Danorum (Hrólfr kraki himself, for example, corresponds to Hroþulf in Beowulf and Roluo Krake in Saxo, and there are intriguing similarities between Beowulf and Böðvarr Bjarki, one of Hrólfr's champions in the saga).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: The Literary Dictionary Company Limited
ISSN: 1747-678X
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 10:35

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