The Saga of Halfdan the Black

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‘Heimskringla’, also called the Norwegian Kings’ Sagas were written down by the Icelander Snorri Sturlason around the year 1220 AD and includes the Saga of Halfdan the Black (c. 810 – c. 860, King c. 830 – c 860)

Halfdan the Black was a powerful king in Eastern and Southern Norway, and the father of Norway’s first king; Harald Fairhair. The reading provides an exciting and interesting insight into the Viking world.

This translation was originally found at sacred-texts.com, and the text is controlled by ThorNews. The headers are removed when these do not exist in the original version.

Fun fact: Ragnar Lothbrok from the History Channel TV-series ”Vikings” is named after Ragnar Lodbrok in this saga.

THE SAGA OF HALFDAN THE BLACK

Preliminary remarks

Of this saga (Editor’s note: from ‘Heimskringla’) there are other versions found in “Fagrskinna”…

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