Hallfreðar saga

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Hallfreðar saga vandræðaskálds (About this sound listen ) is one of the Icelanders' sagas. It relates the story of Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld, an Icelandic poet active around the year 1000. The saga has some resemblance to the sagas of other poets, such as Kormáks saga and Gunnlaugs saga, but in Hallfreðar saga there is less emphasis on the romantic relationships of the skald. Instead the saga dwells on the troubled conversion of Hallfreðr from paganism to Christianity and his relationship with king Óláfr Tryggvason and other Norwegian rulers.

The saga is preserved in several 14th century manuscripts, including Möðruvallabók and Flateyjarbók, with significant difference between the versions.

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