assume that her parents
were traders or lived in Norway for a time, if only to
explain her knowledge of Norse customs and
language. These skills would be necessary to convince the invading Vikings that they were in
Denmark and not Scotland.
for her size, she proved to be a master of Viking Stickball and a venerable
of the information on Kilsa comes to as
Kilsa's Lament, a libretto written in 1882, by
Alabaster Van Gelt. Which is as it should
be. Kilsa is one of the first of Clan to be
described as a bard. It is fitting that she be
memorialized in an opera.
was also a hideous singer with a voice sounding like Death's scythe on a whet
On three separate occasions, local villagers
attempted to burn her as a witch, claiming only the
Devil himself could be responsible for a voice like
that. The smoke inhalation from these attacks did nothing to
improve her voice.
are references to her in the Hystorica
Calamitatum. Hell Louise Van
Gelt also mentions her in the Gesta
MochThos where she had a second
encounter with the