Starkad

Starkad (Old Norse: Starkaðr or Störkuðr, Latin: Starcaterus, and during the late Middle Ages, also known as Starkodder) was a legendary hero in Norse mythology.

Starkad appears in numerous accounts, and the stories of his adventures relate to different Scandinavian traditions. He is most fully treated in Gesta Danorum but he also appears in Icelandic sources. He is portrayed as a great warrior who performed many heroic deeds but also many crimes.

A cognate of the Starkad legends can be found in the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.

Read more about StarkadBeowulf, Hervarar Saga, Gautreks Saga, Skaldic Poetry, Ynglinga Saga, Sögubrot, Norna-Gests þáttr, Gesta Danorum, Historia De Gentibus Septentrionalibus, Later Traditions

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