The Home Of The Eddic Poems (volume 11); With Especial Reference To The Helgi-lays

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bySophus Bugge

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... Ryge> on the 'Holms' (islets) at the mouth of the Weichsel. Saxo makes Hogni a Danish king. It is the same personage whom Snorri mentions in the Ynglingasaga: viz. Hogni, Hild's father, king of East Gautland, whose daughter is married to Granmar, king of St/>dermanland; but the reference to Sweden is based on an Old Norse combination of later origin. XIV Helgi Hundingsbani In His Relation To The Wolfings, Hunding, The Vqlsungs, And Sigron. Although Helgi without any doubt was originally p. 164. a Scandinavian, not a German, hero, he is nevertheless brought into connection with other heroes, not Scandinavian, belonging from the outset to other Germanic peoples. And although the Helgi of our Lays seems originally to have been the same person as the historical Danish king Helgi, or at any rate to have borrowed his name from the latter, he is nevertheless placed in the Eddic poems in unhistorical surroundings, and associated with persons with whom the historical Helgi seems to have had nothing to do. Thus the author of the First Lay attributed to Helgi features taken from the saga-hero Wolfdietrich, or rather identified him with the latter, although Wolfdietrich has his historical prototype in the East Gothic Theodoric, and in the German poem is said to be a son of Hugdietrich--i.e. the Frankish Theuderik. Because of this identification, Helgi's mother is called Borghild, in imitation of Wolfdietrich's mother Hildburg, though in the Skjgldungasaga (in Arngrim) the mother of Helgi and Hroar is named Sigrid.1 The chief reason for the transference of saga-features from Wolfdietrich to Helgi, seems to be the fact that certain similarities already existed between the two stories, even before the foreign story influenced the Scandinavian; like Wolfdietrich, the king's son, Helgi, is obl...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... Ryge> on the 'Holms' (islets) at the mouth of the Weichsel. Saxo makes Hogni a Danish king. It is the same personage whom Snorri mentions in the Ynglingas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217350429

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