Heimskringla: The Stories of the Kings of Norway, Called The Round World

Snorri STURLESON (1178 - 1241), translated by George Pope MORRIS (1802 - 1864) and Eiríkr MAGNÚSSON (1833 - 1913)

Heimskringla (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈheimsˌkʰriŋla]) is the best known of the Old Norse kings' sagas. It was written in Old Norse in Iceland by the poet and historian Snorri Sturluson (1178/79–1241) ca. 1230. The name Heimskringla was first used in the 17th century, derived from the first two words of one of the manuscripts (kringla heimsins - the circle of the world). Heimskringla is a collection of sagas about the Norwegian kings, beginning with the saga of the legendary Swedish dynasty of the Ynglings, followed by accounts of historical Norwegian rulers from Harald Fairhair of the 9th century up to the death of the pretender Eystein Meyla in 1177. The exact sources of his work are disputed, but included earlier kings' sagas, such as Morkinskinna, Fagrskinna and the twelfth century Norwegian synoptic histories and oral traditions, notably many skaldic poems. Snorri had himself visited Norway and Sweden. For events of the mid-12th century, Snorri explicitly names the now lost work Hryggjarstykki as his source. The composition of the sagas is Snorri's. This solo is Volume 3-5 of The Saga Library by the same translators and is all three volumes of the Heimskringla (which are volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Saga Library. Volume 6 is notes, index, appendices etc, and is not planned to be recorded). ( Wikipedia and Ærik Bjørnsson)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Preface of Snorri Sturluson Ærik Bjørnsson
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Play 01 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Ærik Bjørnsson
00:16:54
Play 02 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XXI Ærik Bjørnsson
00:14:35
Play 03 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 3 - Chapter XXII-XXIX Ærik Bjørnsson
00:14:23
Play 04 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 4 - Chapter XXX-XXXVIII Jim Locke
00:19:26
Play 05 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 5 - Chapter XXXIX-XLIV Jim Locke
00:14:12
Play 06 The Story of the Ynglings, Part 6 - Chapter XLV-LV Jim Locke
00:14:38
Play 07 The Story of Halfdan the Black Jim Locke
00:16:45
Play 08 The Story of Harald Hairfair, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
00:17:16
Play 09 The Story of Harald Hairfair, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XX Jim Locke
00:21:33
Play 10 The Story of Harald Hairfair, Part 3 - Chapter XXI-XXX Jim Locke
00:18:58
Play 11 The Story of Harald Hairfair, Part 4 - Chapter XXXI-XL Jim Locke
00:23:16
Play 12 The Story of Harald Hairfair, Part 5 - Chapter XLI-XLVI Jim Locke
00:11:49
Play 13 The Story of Hakon the Good, Part 1 - Chapter I-XIII Jim Locke
00:21:16
Play 14 The Story of Hakon the Good, Part 2 - Chapter XIV-XXVII Jim Locke
00:28:44
Play 15 The Story of Hakon the Good, Part 3 - Chapter XXVIII-XXXII Jim Locke
00:19:41
Play 16 The Story of King Harald Greycloak and of Earl Hakon son of Sigurd - Chapter I-XVIII Jim Locke
00:37:06
Play 17 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
00:23:55
Play 18 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XX Jim Locke
00:24:19
Play 19 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 3 - Chapter XXI-XXX Jim Locke
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Play 20 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 4 - Chapter XXXI-XL Jim Locke
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Play 21 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 5 - Chapter XLI-L Jim Locke
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Play 22 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 6 - Chapter LI-LX Jim Locke
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Play 23 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 7 - Chapter LXI-LXX Jim Locke
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Play 24 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 8 - Chapter LXXI-LXXX Jim Locke
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Play 25 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 9 - Chapter LXXXI-XC Jim Locke
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Play 26 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 10 - Chapter XCI-C Jim Locke
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Play 27 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 11 - Chapter CI-CX Jim Locke
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Play 28 The Story of Olaf Triggvison, Part 12 - Chapter CXI-CXXII Jim Locke
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Play 29 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 1 - Chapter I-XV Jim Locke
00:25:26
Play 30 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 2 - Chapter XVI-XXX Jim Locke
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Play 31 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 3 - Chapter XXXI-XLV Jim Locke
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Play 32 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 4 - Chapter XLVI-LX Jim Locke
00:37:07
Play 33 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 5 - Chapter LXI-LXXV Jim Locke
00:53:59
Play 34 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 6 - Chapter LXXVI-XC Jim Locke
00:46:00
Play 35 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 7 - Chapter XCI-CV Jim Locke
01:01:45
Play 36 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 8 - Chapter CVI-CXX Jim Locke
00:55:07
Play 37 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 9 - Chapter CXXI-CXXXV Jim Locke
00:57:54
Play 38 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 10 - Chapter CXXXVI-CXLIV Jim Locke
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Play 39 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 10 - Chapter CXLV-CL Jim Locke
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Play 40 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 11 - Chapter CLI-CLXV Jim Locke
00:58:36
Play 41 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 12 - Chapter CLXVI-CLXXX Jim Locke
00:34:06
Play 42 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 13 - Chapter CLXXXI-CXCV Jim Locke
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Play 43 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 14 - Chapter CXCVI-CCX Jim Locke
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Play 44 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 15 - Chapter CCXI-CCXXV Jim Locke
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Play 45 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 16 - Chapter CCXXVI-CCXL Jim Locke
00:32:23
Play 46 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 17 - Chapter CCXLI-CCLII Jim Locke
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Play 47 The Story of Olaf the Holy, Part 18 - Chapter CCLIII-CCLXV Jim Locke
00:25:49
Play 48 The Story of Magnus the Good, Part 1 - Chapter I-XIII Jim Locke
00:26:51
Play 49 The Story of Magnus the Good, Part 2 - Chapter XIV-XXVI Jim Locke
00:24:39
Play 50 The Story of Magnus the Good, Part 3 - Chapter XXVII-XXXIX Jim Locke
00:25:21
Play 51 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 1 - Chapter I-XIII Jim Locke
00:24:31
Play 52 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 2 - Chapter XIV-XXVI Jim Locke
00:22:57
Play 53 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 3 - Chapter XXVII-XXXIX Jim Locke
00:27:00
Play 54 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 4 - Chapter XL-LIII Jim Locke
00:23:51
Play 55 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 5 - Chapter LIV-LXVI Jim Locke
00:30:16
Play 56 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 6 - Chapter LXVII-LXXIX Jim Locke
00:23:14
Play 57 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 7 - Chapter LXXX-XCIII Jim Locke
00:23:05
Play 58 The Story of Harald the Hard-redy, Part 8 - Chapter XCIV-CVI Jim Locke
00:21:22
Play 59 The Story of Olaf the Quiet Jim Locke
00:19:19
Play 60 The Story of King Magnus Barefoot, Part 1 - Chapter I-XIV Jim Locke
00:36:19
Play 61 The Story of King Magnus Barefoot, Part 2 - Chapter XV-XXVIII Jim Locke
00:21:40
Play 62 The Story of Sigurd the Jerusalem-farer, Eystein, and Olaf, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
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Play 63 The Story of Sigurd the Jerusalem-farer, Eystein, and Olaf, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XXI Jim Locke
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Play 64 The Story of Sigurd the Jerusalem-farer, Eystein, and Olaf, Part 3 - Chapter XXII-XXXII Jim Locke
00:40:59
Play 65 The Story of Sigurd the Jerusalem-farer, Eystein, and Olaf, Part 4 - Chapter XXXIII-XLII Jim Locke
00:27:34
Play 66 The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli, Part 1 - Chapter I-V Jim Locke
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Play 67 The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli, Part 2 - Chapter VI-XII Jim Locke
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Play 68 The Story of Magnus the Blind and Harald Gilli, Part 3 - Chapter XIII-XVIII Jim Locke
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Play 69 The Story of Ingi, Son of Harald, and his Bretheren, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
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Play 70 The Story of Ingi, Son of Harald, and his Bretheren, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XXI Jim Locke
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Play 71 The Story of Ingi, Son of Harald, and his Bretheren, Part 3 - Chapter XXII-XXXII Jim Locke
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Play 72 The Story of Hakon Shoulder-Broad, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
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Play 73 The Story of Hakon Shoulder-Broad, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XXI Jim Locke
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Play 74 The Story of King Magnus, Son of Erling, Part 1 - Chapter I-X Jim Locke
00:22:50
Play 75 The Story of King Magnus, Son of Erling, Part 2 - Chapter XI-XXI Jim Locke
00:21:49
Play 76 The Story of King Magnus, Son of Erling, Part 3 - Chapter XXII-XXXII Jim Locke
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Play 77 The Story of King Magnus, Son of Erling, Part 4 - Chapter XXXIII-XLIV Jim Locke
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