Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Einarr Skúlason (biog. vol. 2), Geisli, 28 [Vol. 7, 29-30]

[All]: The miracle of Óláfr’s appearance to his son Magnús in a dream the night before the battle of Hlýrskógsheiðr (Lyrskovshede) is also recounted in C12th historical writings, including Theodoricus’s Historia de Antiquitate Regum Norwagiensium (MHN 48-50), Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta Danorum (Olrik & Ræder 1931-57, I, 302-3) and Ágr 1929, 37-8; for discussion see Chase 2005, 38-9.


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