Þjóðólfr of Hvinir

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Þjóðólfr of Hvinir [Thjodolf] (c.855–930) was a Norwegian skald.[1] He is considered to have been the original author of Ynglingatal, a poem glorifying the Norwegian petty king Ragnvald the Mountain-High, by describing how he was descended from the Swedish kings and the Norse gods.

He is also credited with another skaldic poem, Haustlöng.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Norwegian Literature". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.