Saga of King Hrolf Kraki Interlaced human figures ( 6k), from St. Gall Cathedral Library, MS 1395, 8th century. Like Gautrekssaga , Hrolfs saga kraka is one of the legendary sagas, or fornaldar sagas .
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Interlaced human figures (6k), from St. Gall Cathedral Library, MS 1395, 8th century.
The first page of the
Damage by the fire can be
seen in the upper left
Hrothgar the friend of Beowulf and king of Sjælland (Zealand) belonged to the royal house founded by Scyld Scefing. The royal house was known as the Scyldings. Hrothgar was the son of Healfdene and grandson of Beow.
Hrothgar's capital was called Heorot, but the monster Grendel menaced his great hall, killing and devouring many of his thane. Heorot was the centre of the Beowulf's first adventure.
Hrolf’s SagaSkjöldunga SagaGesta DanorumBeowulf
Aðils Adillus Athislus Eadgils
Böðvarr Bjarki Bodvarus Biarco Beowulf*
Froði Frodo Frotho Froda
Halfdan Halfdanus Haldanus Healfdene
Helgi Helgo Helgo Halga
Hroarr Roas Roe Hroðgar
Hrolfr Kraki Rolfo Krake Roluo Krake Hroðulf
Skjöldr Skioldus Skioldus Sculd
Yrsa Yrsa Vrsa Yrse*