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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.
Har enn harogreipi, Har el de duro puno, Hrolfr skjotandi, Hrolf el arquero, attum gooir menn, hombres de buen linaje beir's ekki flyja, que nunca huyen, vekka yor at vini no os llamo al vino, ne at vifs runum, ni a secretas conversaciones con mujeres, heldr vek ek yor at horoum sino que os despierto al duro Hildar leiki.
Tolkien: Author of the Century, Beowulf's name has "bear" associations, and Bothvarr Bjarki (his nickname "Bjarki" means "little bear"), one of the champions of the Old Norse saga sometimes called "The Saga of King Hrolf and his Champions," could turn into a bear in the heat of battle (31).
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 today Hrolf,from Wallasey,is bringing joy to thousands by providing real life Viking entertainment.
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).
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).