Humblus

Humblus

Humblus (Humbli, Humble) was one of the earliest kings of Denmark according to Saxo Grammaticus's "Gesta Danorum".

The standing on stones in connection with the choosing a king is a motive known from other Scandinavian sources. It occurs both in "Chronicon Lethrense" and Olaus Magnus's Swedish history.

Humblus may be of the same origin as King Humli of Hervarar saga.

References

* Davidson, Hilda Ellis (ed.) and Peter Fisher (tr.) (1999). "Saxo Grammaticus : The History of the Danes : Books I-IX". Bury St Edmunds: St Edmundsbury Press. ISBN 0-85991-502-6. First published 1979-1980.
* Elton, Oliver (tr.) (1905). "The Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus". New York: Norroena Society. [http://omacl.org/DanishHistory/ Available online]
* Olrik, J. and H. Ræder (1931). "Saxo Grammaticus : Gesta Danorum". [http://www.kb.dk/elib/lit/dan/saxo/lat/or.dsr/index.htm Available online]


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