Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Heimskringla remains one of the most important sources of early Scandinavian history. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Thanks for your help! Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Omissions? The Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems, which is different from the Edda written by Snorri Sturluson.Several versions exist, all primarily of text from the Icelandic medieval manuscript known as the Codex Regius, which contains 31 poems. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Try again later. He convinced Haakon that he could become king of Iceland, and he became Haakon’s vassal. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. Snorri became involved in politics while visiting the Norwegians. Add to your scrapbook. In Reykholt on the old Snorri Sturluson farm, there is an old pool with a graveyard next to it. Snorri based the Heimskringla on earlier histories, but he gathered much fresh material of his own. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Snorri-Sturluson, World History - Biography of Snorri Sturluson, Snorri Sturluson - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. tags: humour, norse, norse-mythology. He is the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which contains Gylfaginning (the fooling of Gylfi), The Skáldskaparmál (a book of poetic language), and the Háttatal (a list of verse forms). For help using the website visit our help page or contact [email protected] × At a young age he was taken in as a foster-child by Jón Loftsson at Oddi in Rangárvellir. Please contact Find a Grave at [email protected] if you need help resetting your password. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. He had two older brothers, Þórðr Sturluson (b. GREAT NEWS! Helheimr: (The Home of Death, The Hall of Hel) Helheimr is perhaps the least understood realm of death. 1170), two sisters and many half-siblings. Vikings did believe in an afterlife, as Norse burial practices were clearly designed to ensure that the deceased had everything they need to thrive after death. His writings include the Prose Edda and the Heimskringla, which along with the Poetic Edda are the major primary sources for Germanic mythology and religion. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Snorri Sturluson I found on Findagrave.com. We found 2 entries for Snorri Sturluson in the United States. Snorri became the most powerful chieftain in Iceland during the years of 1224-1230. “And now, if you have anything more to ask, I can't think how you can manage it, for I've never heard … Select a place on the map to place the pin. The weather had turned: A cold mist replaced the sunshine of Thingvellir, where I’d walked, picking blueberries, that afternoon, memorizing the verse on the bronze plaque beside Snorri’s Althing booth, … Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. At the age of three, Snorri was sent to Oddi, Iceland where he lived and studied with Chief Jon Loftsson. A system error has occurred. His genius lay in his power to present all that he perceived critically as a historian with the immediacy of drama. [4a][4b] In year -4421 IC, the 102nd one after Valaya's blessing of Karaz-a-Karak's pillars, Grungni made the Throne of Power and gifted it to his eldest son, Snorri Whitebeard. Failed to remove flower. Snorri Sturluson 1179 1241 Snorri Sturluson in Biographical Summaries of Notable People Snorri Sturluson was born in 1179, in Iceland, to Sturla Þórðarson . His friends, his relatives, his very children, Snorri sacrificed to his insatiate ambition. The Æsir lived in Asgard and included the most important gods Odin, Thor, and Loki. Resend Activation Email. It is also said that his last words were "Eigi skal höggva!" Snorri Sturluson was the son of Sturla at Hvammur. Snorri also wrote a biography of St. Oláf of Norway, which he included in his Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings from their legendary descent from the warrior-wizard god Odin down to Magnus Erlingsson (1184). Types of Gods. He was killed by the instigation of the King of Norway, as the result of political intrigue. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Valkyries. Datasets available include LCSH, BIBFRAME, LC Name Authorities, LC Classification, MARC codes, PREMIS vocabularies, ISO language codes, and more. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to [email protected] and include a link to the page and details about the problem. It is believed Snorri and some of his family are buried there. SNORRI STURLUSON. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Odin is considered the main God of the Aesir family. GREAT NEWS! Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Snorri Sturluson is an Icelandic scholar and a Thane upon his death. Early Icelandic Writer, Poet, and Historian. Shortly after he had written his last book Snorri was killed because he had betrayed the other Icelandic chieftains by selling out the independence of Iceland to the King of Norway, but Snorri had … This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. It is said he was murdered by Árni beiskur or Árni the Bitter. 1165) and Sighvatr Sturluson (b. In 1218 he was invited to Norway by King Haakon IV. Try again later. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. Snorri Sturluson was born in 1179 at Hvamm, a large farm founded by the famous chieftainess Aud the Deep Minded during the Viking Age. It is also said that his last words were "Eigi skal höggva!" Year should not be greater than current year. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. Snorri Whitebeard was the eldest son of Grungni and Valaya, and the first High King of the Dwarfs after the departure of the Ancestor Gods. We’ve updated the security on the site. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. In 2010, on the night of Snorri Sturluson’s murder, September 23, I sat on the stones surrounding his hot tub at Reykholt in western Iceland and dabbled my feet in the warm pool. Try again. The text is of interest to modern readers because it contains consistent narratives of many of the plot lines of Norse mythology. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Please try again later. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. He also wrote Heimskringla (a history of the Norwegian Kings), the first part of which is The Ynglinga saga. The Death of Snorri Sturluson. The Norse gods are divided into 2 major groups, the Aesir and Vanir, plus the giants, … Snorri Sturluson, (born 1179, Hvammur, Iceland—died Sept. 22, 1241, Reykjaholt), Icelandic poet, historian, and chieftain, author of the Prose Edda and the Heimskringla. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Sorry! Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. Make sure that the file is a photo. He particularly valued poems transmitted orally from the time of the original historical events they described, and he selected those poetic traditions that seemed to be both authoritative and reflective of contemporary politics and human nature. The example of Snorri’s putative anti-Judiasm that has probably received the most attention concerns the role of Christian typology in Snorri’s account of … The Prose Edda contains stories of the Viking pantheon of gods from two families, the Æsir and the Vanir. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. The Prose Edda is a handbook on poetics. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. SNORRI STURLUSON (1179 – 1241) is Iceland's greatest historian. Oops, something didn't work. ). He is also called God of all Gods. GREAT NEWS! In it is a marker with the name "Sturlungareitur". Snorri Sturluson was born in Hvammur (commonly translated as Hvamm or Hvammr) into the wealthy and powerful Sturlungar family of the Icelandic Commonwealth, in 1179.His parents were Sturla Þórðarson the elder of Hvammur and his second wife, Guðný Böðvarsdóttir. In 1224 Snorri and the widow Hallveig Ormsdottir became a couple, she was a granddaughter of Jón Loftsson. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Try again later. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Verify and try again. There is a problem with your email/password. Yet again though, that interpretation of Hel is supported ONLY by Snorri Sturluson. In modern times it is often portrayed as a dreary place for those who die of old age or disease. Taken from the Heimskringla - Snorri Sturluson's complete account of Norway from prehistoric times to 1177 - this is a brilliantly human depiction of the turbulent life and savage death … Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Snorri passed away on September 23 1241, at age 62 in Reykholt, Western Iceland. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? Get full address, contact info, background report and more! One of the best sources is The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson written in the 1220s. Failed to report flower. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Drag images here or select from your computer for Snorri Sturluson memorial. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. In 1206 he settled at Reykjaholt, where most of his works were written between 1223 and 1235. based on information from your browser. The Prose Edda is a text on Old Norse Poetics, written about 1200 by the Icelandic poet and politican Snorri Sturlson, who also wrote the Heimskringla . 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) c. 1230. 0 likes. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. He had two older brothers, Þórðr Sturluson (b. The Linked Data Service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the Library of Congress. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Snorri is the son of Sturla Thordarson and Gudny Boedvarsdóttir. Multiple wins will have shipping combined for a reduced rate. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. He was killed by the instigation of the King of Norway, as the result of political intrigue. He was twice elected lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Try again later. Snorri is also thought to be the author of Egils Saga. (You shall not strike). Snorri Sturluson was born in Hvammur í Dölum [is] (commonly translated as Hvamm or Hvammr) into the wealthy and powerful Sturlungar family of the Icelandic Commonwealth in 1179. A statue of Snorri can be found in Reykholt, and was donated to Iceland in 1947, but was originally to be given on the 700th anniversary of his death in 1941, however, WWII had forced Norway to postpone donating it. 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