The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki -

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki



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Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is one of the greatest of all mythic-legendary sagas, relating half-fantastical events that were said to have occurred in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his famous champions, including Bodvar Bjarki, the bear-warrior': a powerful figure whose might and bear-like nature are inspired by the same legendary heritage as Beowulf. Depicting a world of wizards, sorceresses and berserker' fighters originally members of a cult of Odin this is a compelling tale of ancient magic. A work of timeless power and beauty, it offers both a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful gathering of epic, cultic memory, traditional folk tale and myths from the Viking age and far earlier.

Product code: 9780140435931

ISBN 9780140435931
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS8
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 144
Drawing on a rich oral tradition, this work describes both the tangled, often treacherous relations within three generations of the royal family and the exploits of Hrolf's famous champions.