History Literature / TheTaleOfStyrbjorn

17th Aug '14 1:22:30 PM LordGro
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* BurningTheShips: Styrbjorn orders his fleet burnt after sailing up the Fyris River to Uppsala, "because he believed his men would not be so quick to flee if there was no way of getting away from there."
17th Aug '14 1:20:42 PM LordGro
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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]] and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí ''Literature/DanishHistory''.

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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the
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"The Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes" (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] Book of Flatey]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]] and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí Grammaticus' ''Literature/DanishHistory''.



* AlliterativeName: Both the Norse original (''Styrbjörn Sterki'') and the English "Styrbjörn the Strong" have the alliteration.

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* AlliterativeName: Both the Norse original (''Styrbjörn Sterki'') and the English "Styrbjörn the Strong" have the alliteration.alliterate.



* HalfHumanHybrid: From the ''Saga of Orvar-Odd'' it can be learned that a ''finngálkn'' is a monster with the upper body of a human and the feet and tail of a dragon.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: From the ''Saga of Orvar-Odd'' ''Literature/TheSagaOfArrowOdd'' it can be learned that a ''finngálkn'' is a monster with the upper body of a human and the feet and tail of a dragon.



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22nd Dec '13 11:03:05 AM LordGro
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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]] and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí ''Danish History''.

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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]] and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí ''Danish History''.''Literature/DanishHistory''.
6th Aug '13 4:04:45 AM Korodzik
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22nd Jun '12 7:06:44 AM LordGro
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But Björn, who is unusually strong and proud, gets in all kinds of fights and even kills one of Erikís courtiers. For his aggressive spirit, he is nicknamed Styrbjörn, or [[AlliterativeName Styrbjörn the Strong]] because of his strength. The Swedish farmers donít like him and vote on an assembly that he is not fit be king. To appease him and get him out of the kingdom, Erik gives him 60 warships so he can go on [[HornyVikings viking cruises]].

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But Björn, who is unusually strong and proud, gets in all kinds of fights and even kills one of Erikís courtiers. For his aggressive spirit, he is nicknamed Styrbjörn, or [[AlliterativeName Styrbjörn the Strong]] because of his strength. The Swedish farmers donít like him and vote on an assembly that he is not fit to be king. To appease him and get him out of the kingdom, Erik gives him 60 warships so he can go on [[HornyVikings viking cruises]].
19th Jun '12 3:58:00 AM LordGro
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* IdenticalGrandson: Inverted -- Thorgnyr, Lawspeaker of Sweden, is implied to be the father or grandfather of another Thorgnyr the Lawspeaker in Snorri Sturluson's ''Literature/{{Heimskringla}}''. Both Thorgnyrs are essentially the same character: An old and wise figure of authority that defends the rights of the farmers against the overbearance of the kings.
23rd May '12 2:25:09 PM LordGro
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* TheDeterminator: Styrbjorn will not resign his birthright, no matter what the costs.
23rd May '12 2:22:53 PM LordGro
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* HalfHumanHybrid: From the ''Saga of Orvar-Odd'' it can be learned that a ''finngalkn'' is a monster with the upper body of a human and the feet and tail of a dragon.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: From the ''Saga of Orvar-Odd'' it can be learned that a ''finngalkn'' ''finngálkn'' is a monster with the upper body of a human and the feet and tail of a dragon.
23rd May '12 2:21:04 PM LordGro
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* HalfHumanHybrid: From the ''Saga of Orvar-Odd'' it can be learned that a ''finngalkn'' is a monster with the upper body of a human and the feet and tail of a dragon.
17th Apr '12 11:19:38 PM nombretomado
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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other Literature/{{Icelandic sagas}} and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí ''Danish History''.

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The '''"Tale of Styrbjörn, Champion of the Swedes"''' (''Styrbjarnar þáttr Svíakappa'') is an [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic short tale]] found in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatey_Book Flatey Book]] (c. 1390). It is quite short and likely a condensed abstract of a saga which is unfortunately lost. The same story is referred to in various other Literature/{{Icelandic sagas}} [[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Icelandic sagas]] and is also told somewhat differently in Saxo Grammaticusí ''Danish History''.
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