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Definition

Frodi (Old Icelandic: Fróði) is the name of legendary Danish kings in Norse mythology. There is a whole range of kings bearing the same name, pointing to fascinating traditions in both Old Icelandic and continental Germanic storytelling. Frodi features in Snorri Sturluson's Skáldskaparmál, the Ynglinga saga, and Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum, among other sources.

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Timeline

  • c. 1160 - c. 1220
    Life of Saxo Grammaticus, author of the Gesta Danorum ('Deeds of the Danes').
  • c. 1220
    The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson is written.
  • c. 1270
    The Poetic Edda is written. It contains poetry that dates further back, though.
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