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Die Frithiofs Sage Esaias Tegnér

Die Frithiofs Sage

Esaias Tegnér

Published 1831
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167 pages
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Esaias Tegner was a 19th century Swedish writer and professor of Greek language. After writing Fridthjofs Saga Tegner was considered the father of modern Swedish poetry. Fridthjofs Saga dates back to the 8th century in Iceland. King Beli had twoMoreEsaias Tegner was a 19th century Swedish writer and professor of Greek language. After writing Fridthjofs Saga Tegner was considered the father of modern Swedish poetry. Fridthjofs Saga dates back to the 8th century in Iceland. King Beli had two sons, Helgi and Halfdan, and a daughter named Ingeborg. On the other side of the fjord, lived the kings friend whose son Frithjof was called the bold and he was the bravest among men. Frithjof had been raised together with Ingeborg by their foster-father Hilding. Both Beli and Þorsteinn died in war whereupon Helgi and Halfdan ruled the kingdom. The two kings were jealous of Frithjofs excellent qualities and so they refused to let him marry Ingeborg. When Frithjof returned he burnt down Baldrs temple and went away and became a Viking. After three years, he came to king Ring. Just before the old king died, Frithjofs identity was apparent to everybody and the dying king appointed Frithjof Earl and made him the care-taker of Ring and Ingeborgs child. When Ring died, Frithjof and Ingeborg married and he became the king of Ringerike. Then he declared war on Ingeborgs brothers killing one of them and making the second his vassal.