Munarvágr

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Munarvágr was a location on the southern shore of Samsø, which is mentioned in the legendary sagas Hervarar saga and Ragnar Lodbrok's saga.[1]

In the Hervarar saga, it is where Hjalmar and Orvar-Odd fought Angantyr and his brothers, the sons of Arngrim. Later, Angantyr's daughter Hervor steps ashore in her quest to claim the enchanted sword Tyrfing from the barrow-wight of her own father.

In an epilogue to the Ragnar Lodbrok's saga, some men find a wooden idol, 40 ells high, which chants to them that it had been raised by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jens Peter Trap (1954). Danmark: pt. 1. Frederiksborg amt. pt. 2. Holbaek amt. pt. 3. Sorø amt (in Danish). G. E. C. Gad. Samsø var i oldtiden kendt for sin gode naturhavn (i et par isl. fornaldersagaer nævnes to havne Munarvágr og Unavágr, antagelig opdigtede navne), og nævnes adsk. gange i den no.-isl. saga- og heltedigtning; ...