A description of a blótveizla (‘sacrificial feast’) in a temple, involving animal sacrifice, blood and drinking to the gods. Jarl Hákon is described as a great supporter of such forn siður (‘old customs’).
Sigurðr Hlaðajarl var inn mes...
Jarl Sigurðr was the greatest...
This episode occurs within the longer narrative Hákonar saga goða, which focuses on Jarl Hákon (c.965-995), who is often depicted as supporting ‘heathen’ customs and resisting Christianity.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Hákonar saga góða
Attributes: Blót Horse Blood Temple Hóf Drinking Sacrificial animal Sacrificial feast Altar Ale Hlaut Hlautbolli Hlautteinn Fire Drinking or toasting vessel Blood of a sacrifice Sacrificial bowl Sacrificial twig
Text sections: Hkr HákGóð 14bII