Tegillus and Agrimus

Tegillus and Agrimus
Tegillus and Agrimus

In this picture, King Tegillus of the 'sliding Finns' drives on his troops on skis and on the backs of reindeer forward along with Agrimus of Denmark and his army. The young soldier, Agrimus, wishes the daughter of the Danish king to be his spouse. By showing his bravery in order to win the favour of the king, he has left to battle against the people of Bjarm and the sliding Finns, as they are the last savage tribes who have not been vanquished yet to become subordinate to the king. However, these savage forest-dwellers have tools of magic at their disposal, by which they are capable of restraining a superior foe. In fear that they will be defeated, they retreat and throw three stones behind them which at the same time grow as large as a mountain. It leads Agrimus astray and he is forced to call his troops back. During the battles of the following day, the forest-dwellers throw snow onto the ground and it immediately melts into a large body of water which Agrimus's troops are unable to cross. In a panic, Agrimus and his armies make a hasty retreat.