Dödskvädet is based on different stanzas of Ragnar Lodbroks death song (Krákumál). A poem of 29 verses, probably derived from the 1200 century.
The poem has never been translated into Swedish; however, the lyric poetry in Dödskvädet is based on several different verses that are assembled.
Krákumál is about Ragnar Lodbroks many deeds, but the most interesting thing about the poem is perhaps its ending where Lodbrok mentions that he wants to die laughing – an ideal among the great warriors and followers of Odin.
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