[OMACL release #7]
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald
Originally written in Icelandic sometime between 1250 - 1300
A.D., although parts may be based on a now lost 12th century
saga. Author unknown.
Translation by W.G. Collingwood & J. Stefansson (Ulverston,
1901). This text is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
This electronic text edited, proofed, and prepared by Douglas
B. Killings (DeTroyes@AOL.COM), March 1995.
Harald Fairhair was king of Norway when this tale begins. There
was a chief in the kingdom in those days and his name was Cormac;
one of the Vik-folk by kindred, a great man of high birth. He
was the mightiest of champions, and had been with King Harald in
He had a son called Ogmund, a very hopeful lad; big and sturdy
even as a child; who when he was grown of age and come to his
full strength, took to sea-roving in sum . . .