Thorlak

Old Norse Þorlákr

The male name Þorlákr is recorded in a number of Scandinavian runic inscriptions but does not seem to occur in England. However, there is an East Midlands connection, as the Icelandic bishop Þorlákr studied in Lincoln in the twelfth century.

Old Norse Name

Þorlákr

Anglicised Name

Thorlak

Gender

Male

Features in Saga

‘The saga of the people of the Laxa-dale.’ Laxdœla saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson. Islenzk Fornrit, Vol. 5. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1934.) Chapter 3, and Chapter 70.

Laxdæla saga. Trans. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. (London: Penguin Books, 1969.)

‘The saga of the People of Eyri’. Eyrbyggja saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson and Matthías Þórþarson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol 4. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1935.) Chapter 12, 29, 40, 44, 45, and 65.

Edwards, Paul Geoffrey, and Hermann Pálsson. Eyrbyggja Saga / Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards. (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics 1989.)

‘The saga of Eirik the Red.’ Eiríks saga Rauða. Vestfirðinga sögur. Eds. Björn K. Þórólfsson and Guðni Jónsson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol. 6. Reykjavík: : Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1943.) Chapter 14.

Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas. Trans. Gwyn Jones. (Oxford, Oxford World Classics, 2008.)

‘The saga of the people of Greenland.’ Grœnlending saga. Eyrbyggja saga. Eds. Einar Ólafur Sveinsson and Matthías Þórþarson. Íslenzk Fornrit, Vol 4. (Reykjavík: Hið Isleznka Fornritafélag, 1935.) Chapter 9.

The Vinland sagas: Norse Discovery of America. Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. (London: Penguin Classics, 1965.)

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

bishop, male_name, personal-name, saint