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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. a book of the 13th century narrating the history of the kings of Norway by Snorri Sturluson.
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Origin of Heimskringla

< Old Norse, from kringla heimsins orb of the world, the first two words of the text
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Examples from the Web for heimskringla

Historical Examples

  • Heimskringla does not say "edgeways," but this is the clear meaning.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory

    George Saintsbury

  • But let it be contrasted with the following extract from the Heimskringla.

    Fians, Fairies and Picts

    David MacRitchie

  • 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.


    Snorri Sturlason