The Story of Burnt Njal, Icelandic Saga
(13th century)

Gunnar and Hallgerdr

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Njals Saga
  • Known as: The Story of Burnt Njal
  • Dates: 13th century, though describing events between 960 and 1020
  • Place: Iceland
  • Language: Icelandic
  • What it is: Icelandic saga about the friends Njáll Thorgeirsson (a scholar) and Gunnar Hámundarson (a warrior) and their involvement in feuding (much of it caused by Gunnar's evil wife Hallgerdr) that leads to the death of Njall by fire.

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