The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics)

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics)

Jesse L. Byock


Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is likely one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, referring to half-fantastical occasions that have been acknowledged to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a robust determine whose may and bear-like nature are encouraged by way of a similar mythical historical past as Beowulf. Depicting a global of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' combatants - initially individuals of a cult of Odin - this can be a compelling story of historical magic. a piece of undying energy and wonder, it bargains either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful amassing of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional folks story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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