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  King Hrolf Kraki - Introduction - About the Saga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki is one of the major Scandinavian legendary tales and belongs to the group of mythic-heroic Icelandic stories known as the "sagas of ancient times," or fornaldar sagas.
Kings and jarls (earls) frequently seek the advice of women, and the intimate details of marriages, whether good or bad, are exposed.
While King Hrolf remains the central focus, it is frequently the women who connect the saga's different episodes, binding the individual pieces of story into a cohesive whole.
www.viking.ucla.edu /hrolf/abouthrolf.html   (1904 words)

 Legendary Danish kings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The legendary kings of Denmarks are the predecessors of Gorm the Old, half history and half legend.
Chlochilaicus: 6th century killed by Theuderic I during a Viking raid in ca 516, mentioned as a Dane though that might have been be a mistake on the author's part.
He is called 'Rex Getarum' (King of The Geats) in most accounts and is thought to be Hygelac, mentioned in Beowulf as the King of Geatland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legendary_Danish_kings   (244 words)

 OMACL: The Danish History: Introduction: Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A captive king is exposed, chained to wild beasts, thrown into a serpent-pit, wherein Ragnar is given the fate of the elder Gunnar in the Eddic Lays, Atlakvida.
The king is treated with great respect by his people, he is finely clad, and his commands are carried out, however abhorrent or absurd, as long as they do not upset customary or statute law.
Giants and noted champions challenge kings for their daughters (as in the fictitious parts of the Icelandic family sagas) in true archaic fashion, and in true archaic fashion the prince rescues the lady from a disgusting and evil fate by his prowess.
omacl.org /DanishHistory/introduction1.html   (8482 words)

 magoo.com: Scots Kings—Including Kings of Dal Riada who Reigned from Ireland by Hugh McGough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"King of Fortrenn [Picts] and King of Dal Riada." [796].
(Aengus Buiding (Buaidnech) MacFeideilmid, King of Dal Riata)
Fiatach Finn was King of Ulster #25 and King of Ireland #103.
www.magoo.com /hugh/scotskings.html   (9388 words)

 Medieval Lithuania
This battle, in which the Swedish king Sigurd Hring overcame the Danish King Harald the War Tooth, is dated traditionally to c.
Saxo repeatedly ascribes to Frothi the raids of Hading on the Curonians and Andwan, the King of Hellespontians.
Danish colonisation is also mentioned by the Annales Ryenses, which ascribes it to the times of Lothųnųknut: "During his times, every third slave and the common person left the kingdom.
viduramziu.lietuvos.net /en/vikings.htm   (5958 words)

 Freyr Summary
One version of the king's saga about Olaf Tryggvason includes a tale about a fugitive Icelander who joins the priestess of Freyr as she travels from farm to farm in Sweden in a chariot with a statue of Freyr in a wagon; this was believed to bring good harvests.
King Hadingus is cursed after killing a divine being and atones for his crime with a sacrifice.
The compound Ingui-Frea (OE) and Yngvi-Freyr (ON) likely refer to the connection between the god and the Germanic kings' role as priests during the sacrifices in the pagan period, as 'Frea' and 'Freyr' are titles meaning 'Lord'.
www.bookrags.com /Freyr   (5772 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of Danish monarchs
This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union.
The house of Oldenburg held the Danish Crown between 1448 and 1863, when it passed to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
This house appears to have been a branch of the Swedish House of Munsö, as Sweyn's father was Ulf Jarl, who was the son of Thorgils Sprakalägg, the son of the disinherited Swedish prince Styrbjörn the Strong.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/List_of_Danish_monarchs   (506 words)

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The Scyldings, according to mythology, descended from Scyld "Scefing", a babe of unknown parentage or origin found lying asleep on a "sheaf of corn" in a boat that drifted "across the sea" to the coast of Scania.
King Gylfi was the last male-line descendant of Othni, the first King of Scania.
Beowulf [Elfhere], epic hero (dc 543), son of Ecgdjof, a Danish sub-king, son of Ecgwela, a Danish sub-king [descended from the kings of the Sea-Danes]
www.angelfire.com /ego/et_deo/earlydanishkings.wps.htm   (2130 words)

 The Morning Leader : Matiida's Page
King Christian IV, son of Frederik II, set about restoring the castle and by 1639 the exterior was as magnificent as it had been, but apparently the interior never again depicted its former grandeur.
The tapestries depicted 100 Danish kings, historical and legendary, as they were perceived in the 16th century.
A unit from the King’s Artillery Regiment is responsible for its 17 cannons of 18th century origin.
www.themorningleader.lk /20060607/life.html   (1354 words)

 Royalty.nu - Danish Royalty, Kings and Queens of Denmark
The king's granddaughter, Queen Margrethe, has said, "It is a beautiful and symbolic story, but it is not true." In fact, most Jews in Denmark were never forced to wear armbands; but as the story shows, King Christian's dislike of the Nazis and support for the Jews was well known.
Christian IV was king of Denmark and Norway from 1588 to 1648.
Swein Forkbeard's Invasions and the Danish Conquest of England, 991-1017 by Ian Howard.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Scandinavia/Denmark.html   (2081 words)

 Saxo Grammaticus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Little is known of Saxo's life except that he was a Zealander belonging to a family of warriors and was probably a clerk in the service of Absalon, archbishop of Lund from 1178 to 1201.
These oldest-known Danish poems are Bjarkemaalet, a battle hymn designed to arouse warlike feelings; Ingjaldskvadet, a poem stressing the corruptive danger of luxury upon the old Viking spirit; and Hagbard and Signe, a tragedy of love and family feuds.
His work is noteworthy for its sense of patriotic purpose based on a belief in the unifying influence of the monarchy.
www.rkp-montreal.org /en/01saxo.html   (351 words)

 magoo.com: Irish Kings by Hugh McGough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many of these kings are listed in the Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, a database containing the genealogy of the British Royal family, those linked to it via blood or marriage relationships, and the linage of the rulers of many other parts of the world, including Ireland.
According to the Encyclopedia of the Celts, Midhir Midar (mi'yâr) was the King of Sidhe of Femen, and the fairy lover of Etain, the queen.
Baine, daughter of the king of Alba, was the mother of Fearadhach Finnfeachtnach; Cruife, daughter of the king of Britain, was the mother of Corb Olum; and Aine, daughter of the king of Saxony, was the mother of Tibraide Tireach.
www.magoo.com /hugh/irishkings.html   (10951 words)

 OMACL: The Danish History: Introduction: Part II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The story that once a king went to war with his jugglers and they ran away, would represent the point of view of the old house- carle, who was neglected, though "a first-class fighting man", for these debauched foreign buffoons.
The tale of the king who shuts up his daughter in an "earth- house" or underground chamber with treasures (weapons and gold and silver), in fear of invasion, looks like a bit of folk-tale, such as the "Hind in the Wood", but it may have a traditional base of some kind here.
The incidents of the "hero sleeping by a rill", of the guarded king's daughter, with her thirty attendants, the king's son keeping sheep, are part of the regular stock incidents in European folk-tales.
omacl.org /DanishHistory/introduction2.html   (9493 words)

 GERMANIA: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals, Vikings, Orkney, etc.
King Gundobad briefly was a player in the last stages of Western politics, holding power as the commander of the Roman Army from 472 to 473.
There do not seem to be enough Kings for the period covered, and with someone named "Odinson," we are back in a legendary period familiar from Scandinavia.
The Islands had become part of the dowery of Margaret of Oldenburg, daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, in her marriage to James.
www.friesian.com /germania.htm   (6326 words)

 HISTORY OF BRITAIN, 407-597, by Fabio P. Barbieri
Beowulf rescues the illustrious Hroðgar, king of the Danes (at this point based mainly or wholly on the islands) from a dreadful haunting, and, on his mother's side, is the nephew of the famous Hygelac of the Geats (from what is today Swedish Götaland).
The king of the North are not a reality, but a great past already (in the poet’s time, I mean) gone and vanished.
Her name, in ordinary Anglo-Saxon, would give the nonsensical Serf of a serf or the humiliating serf of the Welshmen or Romans, unimaginable for a woman of royal blood; and it follows that, in spite of the sound, the second part of Wealhþeow cannot be the ordinary Anglo-Saxon þeow, serf, bondman.
www.geocities.com /vortigernstudies/fabio/book7.3.htm   (5399 words)

 Royalty.nu - History of the Vikings - Viking Chiefs
Written around 1200 AD by an unknown Icelandic author, this saga describes the conquest of the Northern Isles (Scotland's Orkney and Shetland islands) and Caithness (a county in Scotland) by the kings of Norway during the Viking expansion of the ninth century, and goes on to narrate the history of the Earldom of Orkney.
King Swein of Denmark was more than a marauding Viking: He was a sophisticated politician who laid the foundations for a great empire.
A selection of papers from the 13th Viking Congress focusing on the northern, central, and eastern regions of Anglo-Saxon England colonized by Danish armies in the late ninth century, known as the Danelaw.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Scandinavia/Vikings.html   (1727 words)

 The Scyldings
The names, number and order of legendary Danish kings are very inconsistent in extant texts and it would appear that different writers and story tellers differently arranged what tales of legendary Danish kings they knew in whatever order seemed best to them.
The poem ends mentioning the Langobard king of Italy, Alboin son of Audoin or, as Tolkien calls him, Ælfwine son of Eadwine, in the same way that he is mentioned in Widsith along with Sceaf.
Hedeby (referred to also as Haithabu and latin Heidiba) was a Danish settlement and trading center on the southern Baltic Sea coast of the Jutland Peninsula, built around 770.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Article/492164   (2212 words)

 Vikings & their Gods - Icelandic Literature
Iceland is most famous for its medieval sagas, written between the 12th and 14th centuries.
Sagas are tales of Norwegian kings and real or legendary heroes, both men and women, of Iceland and Scandinavia.
Composed in prose, generally by unknown authors, they are thought to have been widely recited by storytellers before being committed to writing.
www.angelfire.com /realm/shades/vikings/icellit.htm   (524 words)

 Lydia Liu, "Legislating the Universal"
The case of Danish ships in Tianjin, which occurred as a result of Bismarck's war with Denmark in Europe, provided a useful occasion for the Zongli yamen to test the effectiveness of legal provisions as outlined in Wheaton's book.
The Zongli yamen used the concept of maritime territory and the treaty provisions between China and Prussia to protest the extension of European quarrels to China.
In their state ritual as well as their canonical books, they acknowledge a supreme arbiter of human destiny, to whom kings and princes are responsible for their exercise of delegated power; and in theory, no people are more ready to admit that His law is inscribed on the human heart.
www.stanford.edu /dept/HPS/RethinkingSciCiv/etexts/Liu/Legislating.html   (10842 words)

 SparkNotes: Beowulf: Themes, Motifs & Symbols
For example, Shield Sheafson, the legendary originator of the Danish royal line, was orphaned; because he was in a sense fatherless, valiant deeds were the only means by which he could construct an identity for himself.
His transition from warrior to king, and, in particular, his final battle with the dragon, rehash the dichotomy between the duties of a heroic warrior and those of a heroic king.
But since all of these pagan kings were great warriors in their youth, the tension between these two important roles seems inevitable and ultimately irreconcilable.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/beowulf/themes.html   (1511 words)

 Amazon.com: The Kings in Winter: Books: Cecelia Holland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The reason is that 'The Kings In Winter' was the first of her novels that I read, and I mentally punched the air and cried 'Ah-hah!', as one does on discovering a champion.
The proper role of the Celtic King (even a petty chieftain of a minor clan like Holland's protagonist, the O Cullinane) is justice, and at one level the whole first half of the novel is about the erosion of justice by the demands of power and force.
Muirtagh is a complex man caught in a complex political and personal situation, torn between allegiance to his king, family loyalty, and an oath he swore not to continue the feud between his clan and the MacMahons.
www.amazon.com /Kings-Winter-Cecelia-Holland/dp/031286888X   (2656 words)

 Kings and Queens of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He is supposedly the father of Arthurius, King of the Scots, better known as the legendary King Arthur of Camelot.
608: Arthurius, King of the Scots, better known as the legendary King Arthur of Camelot.
NOTES ON SOME KINGS AFTER 1000 A.D. Here is a list of Kings (and one Queen) of Scotland in the period of about 200 years leading up to the reign of King Robert the Bruce.
www.magicdragon.com /Wallace/kings.html   (552 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Hollander, The Poetic Edda
In the search for the origins of Danish greatness it was soon understood that a knowledge of the earlier history of Scandinavia depended altogether on the information contained in the Icelandic manuscripts.
As extreme good fortune would have it, the Danish kings then ruling, especially Fredric III, were liberal and intelligent monarchs who did much to further literature and science.
In general we may say that, although there is little unanimity among scholars as to the dating of individual lays, the composition of the corpus of Eddic poetry can safely be ascribed, not to a single generation, not even to a single century, but to three or four centuries at the very least.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exholpoe.html   (7226 words)

 STORY OF HEREMOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HEREMOD was one of the Danish kings in the past.
The Geat gives Hrothgar the golden hilt, the only remains of the giant sword, and tells him that Hrunting, the legendary Danish sword, has failed for the first time.
At this point, the king decides to give Beowulf a lecture on hubris, so that the great warrior doesn't get spoiled by his own success.
csis.pace.edu /grendel/prjf71a/story.html   (136 words)

 Legendary Times Books :: Expedition Reports
Be sure to also read the second volume, Darkness Over Tibet, which recounts Illion's meetings with a secret occult fraternity and of his entry and escape from an underground city in remote Tibet.
The legendary lost continent comes under the close scrutiny of maverick archaeologist David Hatcher Childress in this sixth book in the internationally popular Lost Cities series.
Childress takes the reader in search of sunken cities in the Mediterranean; across the Atlas Mountains in search of Atlantean ruins; to remote islands in search of megalithic ruins; to meet living legends and secret societies.
www.legendarytimesbooks.com /home.php?cat=13   (1259 words)

 The Lure of the North. - Folklore
During the long nights of the Arctic winter, the Icelanders snuggled in their halls with food, drink and a rollicking story.
It's a series of linked tales related to the life of the legendary Danish monarch, Hrolf Kraki - Rolf Krake in modern Danish.
The tales are full of berserks and shamans, doomed love, evil kings, and blood-soaked battles.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art22074.asp   (468 words)

 World music from cdRoots
The improvising virtuosity of these singers and the combination of Sevdah and Gypsy are carried by accordion, clarinet, violin, trumpet and percussion in popular songs from the 1960s and warm sevdalinkas (laments).
Bastard arrangements of Bartók and Rimski-Korsakow, an excerpt from a Hungarian rock-opera, Jimi Hendrix' rock-classic 'Fire,' and the infamously legendary film-song "Gloomy Sunday." And the two greatest Hungarian poets of the 19th century, Arany János und Petöfi Sándor, are invited to the party.
Interpretations of traditional Danish dance tunes and songs, with Mette Kathrine on accordion, Henriette Hansen on fiddle and vocals, and occasional contributions by Yann Flaquet on guitar.
www.cdroots.com /cart/iwm.cgi   (3534 words)

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