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quarrelsome

Wolf the Quarrelsome

Wolf the Quarrelsome is described in Njals Saga as a brother (or sometimes identified as stepson) to Brian Boru, High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014. He is primarily mentioned in Njals saga's account of the Battle of Clontarf of 1014, in the aftermath of which he gruesomely killed Brodir of the Isle of Man to avenge his brother's death at the hands of the invaders:

Wolf the Quarrelsome cut open his belly, and led him round and round the trunk of a tree, and so wound all his entrails out of him, and he did not die before they were all drawn out of him.

Some have identified Wolf as a brother of Brian named Cuiduligh. There is no historical evidence from the annals that Wolf is anything more than a fictional figure from Njals saga.

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