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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon (Knýtl) 1II

[8] fyr ellifu brœðrum ‘against eleven brothers’: These are the sons of Sveinn Úlfsson, being Knútr helgi ‘the Saint’ (r. 1080-6), Óláfr hungr ‘Hunger’ (r. 1086-95), Sveinn, Eiríkr inn góði ‘the Good’ (r. 1095-1103), Sigurðr, Benedikt, Bjǫrn, Guthormr, Eymundr, Nikulás (r. 1103-34) and Úlfr (or Ubbi). See ÍF 35, 135 and n. 1. See also Saxo 2005, II, 11, 7, 1, pp. 18-19.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍF 35 = Danakonunga sǫgur. Ed. Bjarni Guðnason. 1982.
  3. Saxo 2005 = Friis-Jensen, Karsten, ed. 2005. Saxo Grammaticus: Gesta Danorum / Danmarkshistorien. Trans. Peter Zeeberg. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Det danske sprog- og litteraturselskab & Gads forlag.


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