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The Relation Of The Hrolfs Saga Kraka And The Bjarkarimur

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The Relation Of The Hrolfs Saga Kraka And The  Bjarkarimur
The Question Whether Saxo Grammaticus' Account Of Biarco's Fight With A
Bear Or The Account In The _Hrólfssaga_ Of Bjarki's Fight With A Winged
Monster Is The Earlier Version Of The Story Has Been The Subject Of Much
Discussion, As Has Also The Possible Identity Of Bjarki's (Biarco's)
Exploit With One Or Both Of Beowulf's Exploits (His Slaying Of Grendel
And The Dragon). The Latter Problem Is Still Further Complicated By The
Introduction Of Two Beasts In The _Bjarkarímur_ Where Saxo And The
_Hrólfssaga_ Have Only One, And The Introduction In _Beowulf_ Of
Grendel's Mother, Who Makes Her Appearance In Order To Defend Her
Offspring And Also Is Slain.

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