- a book of the 13th century narrating the history of the kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson.
Origin of Heimskringla
< Old Norse, from kringla heimsins orb of the world, the first two words of the text
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Heimskringla does not say "edgeways," but this is the clear meaning.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory
But let it be contrasted with the following extract from the Heimskringla.Fians, Fairies and Picts
And now we are prepared to give the Heimskringla account of the historical Odin.
The story is also told by Snorre in Heimskringla, see p. 231.
With this saga, which describes a series of conflicts, Snorre's "Heimskringla" ends.Heimskringla