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Synonyms for Hrolf

Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)


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The medieval period's foundational Beowulf, Hrolfs saga kraka, the Mabinogion, and selected early Irish heroic tales were central to the course, which finished, complementarily, with Rosemary Sutcliff's modern period re-telling of the legend of Tristan and Iseult.
This is followed by a short essay on Hrolfs saga kraka.
When my grandmother prepared her return to Germany, her brother Hrolf secured for her a sizeable war reparations payment from the West German government.
Early on, neither Abelard nor Hrolf saw fighting action.
After the war, Hrolf was given the glass eye which, in my childhood and adolescence, weighed so heavy in my imagination.
En el Libro II aparece el heroe Biarcon (Bjarco), derivado de Bjarki ("osezno"), cuyo sobrenombre en la Saga de Hrolf Kraki es Boovar-Bjarki.
Conocemos otra version de los hechos gracias a la Saga de Hrolf Kraki y a los fragmentos de un poema mas antiguo, el Bjarkamal o Cantar de Bjarki.
Birth date and ancestry uncertain; he was called Rolf or Hrolf in Norse sources, but is often known as Rollo, the name given him in French documents; as a Norse chieftain, he raided along the northern French coast and up the Seine valley over the course of at least fifteen years (896-911); he was supposedly known as Rolf the Granger (Walker) because he was too tall to ride a horse, and so had to walk everywhere; in the latter year he was granted lands at the mouth of the Seine by King Charles III at the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte (near Pontoise), whereby he promised to become a Christian and King Charles's vassal in return for the land grant; this territory later became known as Normandy from its occupation by Northmen.
Further, there seems to be an analogy to the hero of the Saga of Hrolf Kraki who is called Bothvarr Bjarki ('Little bear'), or to the hero Beowulf ('bees'-wolf' = honey eater = bear) (Shippey, Century 31-2; Road, 80).
NEVER did a young Hrolf Douglasson imagine as he played his childhood games, that one day he would be living out his dream.
Hrolf,a qualified electronics engineer,loves history and in particular learning about how people in years gone by spent their days.
But perhaps the finest example of an outstanding sword acquired from a burial mound is that of Skofnung, wielded by the legendary Danish king Hrolf Kraki.
A good example of this is the sword Skofnung, discussed above, which "sang aloud when it felt the bone" (King Hrolf and His Champions 312).