Anonymous, Finnboga saga ramma [The Saga of Finnbogi the Strong]

Yoav Tirosh (University of Iceland)
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Finnboga sagahins ramma


The Saga of Finnboga the Strong

] tells the tale of Urðarkǫttr, the unwanted child of the Eyjafjörður chieftain Ásbjǫrn, who is saved and raised by peasants after being exposed to the elements. His uncle Þorgeirr Ljósvetningagoði realizes that he must be the son of Ásbjǫrn, and Urðarkǫttr is then accepted into the family fold. The name Finnbogi is taken from a Norwegian that he saves in a shipwreck, whose last dying wish is that Urðarkǫttr assume his name and possessions. After a successful voyage to Norway where he increases his prestige, Finnbogi has a restless career in Iceland, where he gets into frequent disputes with his neighbors, including Jǫkull Ingimundarson, known from

Vatnsdæla saga

. The two sagas consequently share various episodes…

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Citation: Tirosh, Yoav. "Finnboga saga ramma". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 December 2022 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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