Egill skallagrímsson

Egill Skallagrímsson (Egill, son of Grímr the Bald) is an Icelandic hero and poet born in the early Xe century in Borg, a farm in the Myrar region (the Marshes) in a fjord to which it gave its name, in western Iceland.

He is the main character of one of the largest black family sagas on the island, probably written by the writer and statesman Snorri Sturluson, who describes Egill (in chap 55 of the Saga) as one of his descendants, in the first half of the XIIIe century.

Egill skallagrímsson

Egill Skallagrímsson, the poet of the Viking era

En plus d’être un guerrier d’une immense puissance dans les sources littéraires, Egill est également célèbre pour sa poésie, considérée par de nombreux historiens comme le meilleur des anciens poètes scandinaves et Sonatorrek, le chant funèbre sur ses propres fils, a été appelé « la naissance de Poésie lyrique personnelle Nordic ». Ses poèmes ont également été les premiers vers en vieux norrois à utiliser une rime de fin. Les œuvres suivantes sont attribuées à Egill :

  • Aðalsteinsdrapa. Drápa for the Anglo-Saxon king Æthelstan.
  • Höfuðlausn ("The Head Ransom", sometimes called "Head-Ransom"), with which Egill redeemed his life from Eiríkr Bloodaxe, who had sentenced him to death in England.
  • Sonatorrek ("The loss of a son"). After the death of his son Böðvar who drowned during a storm.
  • Arinbjarnarkviða. Dedicated to his companion Arinbjörn.
  • Skjaldardrapa.
  • Berudrapa.
  • Lausavísur.
  • Other fragments.

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