Heiðarvíga saga

Heiðarvíga saga (About this soundlisten ) or The Story of the Heath-Slayings is one of the Icelanders' sagas. It is badly preserved; 12 leaves of the only surviving manuscript were destroyed along with their only copy in the fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The content of that part is only known through a summary written from memory by Icelandic scholar Jón Grunnvíkingur (1705–1779) who wrote down a summary of the saga from memory, which is the only form in which the saga's contents survive today. The saga has been taken by some scholars as possibly among the oldest Icelanders' sagas.

Heiðarvíga saga from a copy of the University of Copenhagen.

The saga tells of the descendants of Egil Skallagrímsson and the long-standing disputes and conflicts which culminated in the Battle of the Heath-Slayings (Heiðarvíga).[1]


  1. ^ "Heiðarvíga Saga". snerpa.is. Retrieved December 1, 2019.

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