Svensk Viking

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Title

Svensk Viking

Subject

pen name, Perth, saga, sagas, Sweden, Viking, vikings, WA, Western Australia, Western Mail

Description

A letter to the Pen Name Competition of the Western Mail newspaper, Perth, by Svensk Viking. The letter describes how the author chose their pen name as they grew up in Sweden (Svensk translates to ‘Swedish’) listening to older children read sagas about Viking exploits. Sagas were prose stories (but often including poetry) written primarily in Iceland in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Many of them were set in the Viking Age and provide stories of both historic and legendary figures.

Creator

Viking, Svensk

Publisher

The Western Mail

Date

8 February 1940

Rights

The Western Mail

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

PDF; Newspaper Article

Citation

“Svensk Viking,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 2, 2020, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/477.