Shaped by the conceptual world of old Scandinavian legend, Úlfhams saga derives its material from a rich medieval narrative tradition. It is now extant in rímur that were pobably composed in the second half of the fortheenth century and three different prose redactions from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and ninteenth centuries. Two of these derive from the rímur (amongst other sources), whereas the third version is probably based on rímur-derived oral source. These redactions, usually referred to as A, B and C-version, differ significantly in content and style. The rímur associated with the saga are known as Úlfhams rímur (literally, ‘The rímur of Wolf-Coat’) or Vargstökur, and are extant in one sixteenth-century manuscript and a small number of later ones.

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Citation: Guðmundsdóttir, Aðalheiður. "Úlfhams saga". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 November 2022 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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