Kjotve the Rich

Kjotve the Rich (Old Norse: Kjötvi hinn auðgi, Norwegian: Kjotve den Rike) was a king of Agder, then one of the petty kingdoms of Norway during the late 9th century. Kjotve led the western Norwegian kings against King Harald Fairhair (Harald Hårfagre) at the Battle of Hafrsfjord (Slaget i Hafrsfjorden). Defeated by Harald, Kjotve fled; many of his allies were killed in the battle.[1][2][3] His son Thor Haklang was a berserker who fell during the battle of Battle of Hafrsfjord.

Slaget i Hafrsfjord by Gerhard Munthe Heimskringla 1899

Popular CultureEdit

Kjotve appears as the first main assassination target under the name "Kjotve the Cruel" in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Claus Krag. "Harald 1 Hårfagre". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Leif Inge Ree Petersen. "Slaget i Hafrsfjorden". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Grettis saga". islendingasogur. Retrieved December 15, 2016.

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