Gunnars saga Keldugnúpsfífls

Gunnars saga Keldugnúpsfífls (modern Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkʏnnar̥s ˈsaːɣa ˈcʰɛltʏˌknupsˌfipl̥s] (About this soundlisten)) is one of the sagas of Icelanders. It is a late saga composed in the 15th or 16th century. It survives in 17th-century manuscripts.[1]

The saga takes place in Norway and Iceland in the latter part of the 9th century. It is about two brothers, Gunnar and Helge. Growing up in Keldugnúp [ˈcʰɛltʏˌknuːp], Gunnar was considered to be a fool (fífl [ˈfipl̥]). Gunnar and Helge make a trip to Norway. Here Gunnar defeats one of the men of Haakon Jarl (Håkon Sigurdsson). Gunnar later returns to Iceland and marries.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gunnars saga Keldugnúpsfífls". handrit.is. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Håkon Sigurdsson". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2019.

Other sourcesEdit

  • Vidar Hreinsson, ed. (1997) The Complete Sagas of Icelanders (Reykjavík: Leifur Eiriksson Publishing. translator: Sarah M. Anderson) ISBN 9789979929307

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