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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Ingimundr travels from Norway to Iceland where, after a prophesy, he finds his place to settle and recovers a Freyr amulet he had lost in Norway, while digging for his highseat pillars in his new home in Iceland.


[excerpt from] Ldn ch. 56b

56b. Ingimundr's Freyr Amulet

Ketill raumr hét hersir ágætr...

There was a famous chieftain ...

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The narrative of Landnámabók is set in the late 9th/early 10th century where people from mainly Norse cultures leave their homelands and sail to Iceland in the north west to settle. Landnámabók survives in 5 medieval manuscripts all dating to late 13th century and later. Sturlubók by Sturla Þórðarson, Hauksbók by Haukr Erlendsson (based on Sturlubók and a lost version by Styrmir Kárason), Melabók, Skarðsárbók and Þórðarbók.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Landnámabók

Attributes: Prophecy Landscape Goat Silver Magic Female prophetess High-seat pillar Amulet Women/woman

Named things: Freyr Finnar

Text sections: Anon Ldn 56bIV


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