Vékell the Shape-Changer performs the ritual of shooting an arrow between two mounds over a piece of land.
61b. Vékell's Shooting Arrow
Vékell enn hamrammi hét maðr,...
There was a man called Vekell...
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 61bIV