(plural Sagas). The northern mythological and historical
traditions, chiefly compiled in the twelfth and three following
centuries. The most remarkable are those of Lodbrok, Hervara,
Vilkina, Volsunga, Blomsturvalla, Ynglinga, Olaf Tryggva-Sonar, with those of Jomsvikingia and of Knytlinga (which
contain the legendary history of Norway and Denmark), those of Sturlinga and of knytlinga (which contain the legendary
history of Iceland), the Heuns-Kringla and New Edda, due
All these legends are short, abrupt, concise, full of bold metaphor
and graphic descriptions.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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