Krákumál: Ragnar Lothbrok's Last Words?

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Emma Groeneveld
by Jackson Crawford
published on 28 August 2018
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Krákumál is a long (29-stanza) skaldic poem in Old Norse about a dying warrior's great exploits and death in a snake-pit, composed in the voice of Ragnar Lothbrok but dating to centuries after his death. This video features a reading from excerpts in both Old Norse and in Dr. Jackson Crawford's original English translation.

Dr. Jackson Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA). He is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian.

FAQs: https://youtu.be/tOgU4vgnmxE

Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Poetic Edda: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1624663567
Jackson Crawford’s translation of The Saga of the Volsungs with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1624666337

Jackson Crawford's Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/norsebysw

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APA Style

Crawford, J. (2018, August 28). Krákumál: Ragnar Lothbrok's Last Words?. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1546/krakumal-ragnar-lothbroks-last-words/

Chicago Style

Crawford, Jackson. "Krákumál: Ragnar Lothbrok's Last Words?." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 28, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1546/krakumal-ragnar-lothbroks-last-words/.

MLA Style

Crawford, Jackson. "Krákumál: Ragnar Lothbrok's Last Words?." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.