Anonymous, Gautreks saga

Annette Lassen (University of Iceland)
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Gautreks saga is a legendary saga (Icel. fornaldarsaga Norðurlanda). The saga is traditionally dated to the thirteenth century and is set in Götaland, in what is now Sweden, and in Norway. It is loosely related to Hrólfs saga Gautrekssonar, another legendary saga, which tells the story of Gautrekr’s son, Hrólfr. Hrólfs saga Gautrekssonar is believed to have been written as an independent sequel to Gautreks saga, which contains a reference to it in chapter 8, although the reference is not believed to be from the original version of the saga.

Gautreks saga is a well told saga in three episodes. The first episode concerns King Gauti of Götaland, …

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Citation: Lassen, Annette. "Gautreks saga". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 May 2023 [, accessed 28 May 2023.]

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