Re: Krak and his dragon

From: tgpedersen@...
Message: 9303
Date: 2001-09-10

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> According to the oldest recorded version of the tale (Master
Vincent 1202), Krak (Vincent uses the Latinised version Gracchus) was
the first known ruler of the Lekhites (Proto-Poles). He was elected
king upon his return from a successful campaign in Carinthia. He
codified law, issued wise edicts, and his rule was in general a
prosperous one.
Strangely enough there is a Skjoldung king Rolf Krake of Lejre in
Saxo's Gesta Danorum. Saxo's story connects that name with O. Da.
kraki - a de-leafed tree, since that's what he is suposed to have
looked like.