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Saga (plural Sagas)


The northern mythological and historical traditions, chiefly compiled in the twelfth and three following centuries. The most remarkable are those of Lodbrok, Hervara, Vilkina, Volsunga, Blomsturvalla, Ynglinga, Olaf Tryggva-Sonar, with those of Jomsvikingia and of Knytlinga (which contain the legendary history of Norway and Denmark), those of Sturlinga and Eryrbiggia (which contain the legendary history of Iceland), the Heims-Kringla and New Edda, due to Snorro-Sturleson.


All these legends are short, abrupt, concise, full of bold metaphor and graphic descriptions.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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