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Ynglingatal

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  1. a skaldic poem listing the kings of the House of Ynglings, dated by most scholars to the late 9th century

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  2. The original version is attributed to Þjóðólfr af Hvini who was the skald of a Norwegian petty king named Ragnvald the Mountain-High and who was a cousin of Harald Fairhair

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  3. Many have asked, if the work actually is a propaganda work from the 12th century, why does it not end with a famous king such as Harald Fairhair? Instead it ends with the less known king Ragnvald the Mountain-High

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  4. The reason was that the Norwegian kings claimed descendance from the Norse gods through the royal dynasty of Sweden, a dynasty which apparently shed glory on the Norwegian kings

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  5. survives in three versions of which the best known is the Ynglinga saga in Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla

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