Hervor's Death

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892)
published on 08 January 2019
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Painting by Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892) depicting the death of Hervor, the heroine of the 13th century CE Scandinavian Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks. She wields her father's magic sword Tyrfing but it brings its owner nothing but trouble. Her son Heidrek inherits the sword and after his death, his daughter, also named Hervor, receives it and ends up dying in battle.

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(1831-1892), P. N. A. (2019, January 08). Hervor's Death. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9830/hervors-death/

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(1831-1892), Peter Nicolai Arbo. "Hervor's Death." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 08, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9830/hervors-death/.

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(1831-1892), Peter Nicolai Arbo. "Hervor's Death." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jan 2019. Web. 14 Jun 2021.