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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Snorri describes how chief sacrifices occurred at Uppsala during the 'heathen' month Gói, along with an assembly, market and fair. Snorri states that in Christian times, the market and assembly continued at Uppsala but the date was changed to coincide with the Christian festival Candlemas. He describes the geography of Sweden in association to its bishoprics and churches.


ÓHHkr ch. 77

77. Frá landsdeild í Svíþjóð og lögum

Í Svíþjóðu var það for...

At the time when heathendom s...

[status: referenced copy]



This short episode occurs as part of the longer narrative Ólafs saga Helga. This version of the saga occurs within the wider prose work Heimskringla, although there are several versions and written accounts of of Ólafr's life.



(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Óláfs saga helga (in Heimskringla)

Attributes: Christian Christianity Forn siðr Heathen Bishop

Named things: Óláfr Haraldsson

Text sections: ÓHHkr ch. 77


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