Saturday, 25 June 2016
Interweaving Strands or Everything Comes Together
The title tells us that Hrolf will acquire the name "Kraki." (p. iii)
The contents page tells us to expect a character called Vogg. (p. vii)
Part II tells us that "...a kraki..." is "...a fir trunk whose stubbed-off limbs made a kind of ladder." (p. 17)
On pp. 206-207, Yrsa introduces a servant called Vogg to King Hrolf.
On p. 207, Vogg compares the thin Hrolf to a kraki and the King's men accept this humorous nickname for their lord. Hrolf comments:
"'You've given me a name which may well stick to me.'" (p. 207)
This completes the origin story of Hrolf Kraki. We began to wonder about this a week ago. See here.