The Gesta Danorum, or Story of the Danes, is a
historical past of Denmark written in Latin by Saxo Grammaticus in the twelfth century. The work comprises each fantasy and truth and contains many tales of curiosity to storytellers.

Little is thought about the creator aside from that he appears to have had a full educational training. He was commissioned to write this work at the finish of the twelfth century by the archbishop of Lund.
The Gesta Danorum is split into sixteen books. The first 9 take care of the Nordic gods and heroes. Also contained on this work is the story of Prince Amled, who was the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The second half of the work covers Danish historical past up to the creator’s time throughout the reign of King Canute VI. The essential goal of the work was to reward the Danish nation and its line of kings, though it doesn't appear to have been extensively identified outside of Denmark till pretty not too long ago.