Following a murder caused by a dispute over fishing rights, Hrolleifr is attacked and killed by the brothers Jǫkull and Þorsteinn while Hrolleifr´s mother Ljót performs a magical ritual in the middle of the battle.
58b. Ljót's Ritualistic Performance
Þá kom Þorsteinn at, ok neytt...
Thorstein came up, and the br...
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
Text sections: Anon Ldn 58bIV