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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Helgi sailed to Iceland with his family to eventually settle in the north by Eyjafjörður. He is of mixed faith and calls on both the Norse gods and the Christian god when traveling and choosing where to take land.


[excerpt from] Ldn ch. 66b

66b. Helgi's Settlement in Iceland

Helgi enn magri fór til Íslan...

Helgi the Lean went to Icelan...

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The Narratives of Landnámabók is set in the late 9th century where people from mainly Norse cultures leave their homelands and sail to Iceland in the north west to settle.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Landnámabók

Attributes: Ritual Landscape Fertility Christian faith Fire Travel Island Pig

Named things: God Þórr

Text sections: Anon Ldn 66bIV


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