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Kings' sagas (Norwegian: Kongesagaer) are Old Norse sagas which principally tell of the lives of semi-legendary and legendary (mythological, fictional) Nordic kings, also known as saga kings. They were composed during the twelfth to fourteenth centuries in Iceland and Norway.

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List of Kings' sagas

Included works in Latin, in approximate order of composition (many dates could be off by decades)

  • A Latin work by Sæmundr fróði, c. 1120, lost.
  • The older version of Íslendingabók by Ari fróði, c. 1125, lost.
  • Hryggjarstykki by Eiríkr Oddsson, c. 1150, lost.
  • Historia Norvegiæ, c. 1170.
  • Historia de Antiquitate Regum Norwagiensium by Theodoricus monachus, c. 1180.
  • Skjöldunga saga, c. 1180, badly preserved.
  • Oldest Saga of St. Olaf, c. 1190, mostly lost.
  • Ágrip af Nóregskonungasögum, c. 1190.
  • A Latin Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar by Oddr Snorrason, c. 1190, survives in translation.
  • A Latin Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar by Gunnlaugr Leifsson, c. 1195, lost.
  • Sverris saga, by Karl Jónsson, c. 1205.
  • Legendary Saga of St. Olaf, c. 1210.
  • Morkinskinna, c. 1220 but before Fagrskinna.
  • Fagrskinna, c. 1220.
  • Óláfs saga helga by Styrmir Kárason, c. 1220, mostly lost.
  • Böglunga sögur, c. 1225.
  • Separate Saga of St. Olaf, by Snorri Sturluson, c. 1225.
  • Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson, c. 1230.
  • Knýtlinga saga, probably by Ólafr Þórðarson, c. 1260.
  • Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, by Sturla Þórðarson, c. 1265.
  • Magnúss saga lagabœtis, by Sturla Þórðarson, c. 1280, only fragments survive.
  • Hulda-Hrokkinskinna, c. 1280.
  • Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar en mesta, ca 1300.
  • Sometimes counted among the Kings' sagas

  • Jómsvíkinga saga
  • Orkneyinga saga
  • Færeyinga saga
  • Brjáns saga
  • References

    Kings' sagas Wikipedia


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