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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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burial mounds (usually associated with kings or aristocracy) are found both in literary sources and the physical landscape today. The most famous mounds are those at Uppsala (in modern Sweden) and Jelling (in modern Denmark), although there are many dotted throughout Scandinavia and areas of the old Germanic world.

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Eyvindr Acts From His Burial Mound (Landnámabók) Gunnarr in his Grave Mound (Njáls saga) Hákon góði's Burial (Hákonar saga góða) Herlaugr and Hrollaugr (Heimskringla) Kumblbúa þáttr Living in gravemounds (Grettis Saga) Óðinn establishes cremation laws (Ynglinga saga) Sacrificing Swedish Royalty (Ynglinga saga) Seiðr and the killing of Kári (Laxdœla saga) The Burial of Hálfdan Svarta (Hálfdanar saga Svarta) The Death of Haraldr Hárfagri (Haralds saga hárfagra) Útiseta (Þorleifs þáttr jarlsskálds) Vésteinn's Hel-shoes (Gísla saga Súrssonar) Þorgerðr Hörgabrúðr and Earl Hákons revenge (Þorleifs þáttr jarlaskálds) Þorgrímr’s blót to Freyr (Gísla saga Súrssonar) Þórgrímr's Boat Burial (Gísla saga Súrssonar)


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