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Kveldúlfr’s son, Þórólfr, is buried in a mound according to custom.


[excerpt from] Eg ch. 22b


Þeir bræður, Ölvir hnúfa og E...

Olvir Hump and his brother Ey...

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This scene occurs relatively early in the saga, and takes place in Norway amongst Egill’s kinsmen. After Kveldúlfr’s son Þórólfr (Egill’s uncle), raids and plunders King Haraldr’s territory, the king sends his men to attack. Þórólfr's farmhouse is burnt down, and the king himself delivers Þórólfr his death-blow. The following scene describes Þórólfr's burial.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar

Attributes: Ritual Burial Funeral customs memorial stones Death

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Text sections: Anon Eg 22bV


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