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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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King Haraldr meets with the Finn Svási and falls in love with his daughter and is bewitched by her.


[excerpt from] HHárf ch. 26c

26c. King Haraldr Meets Snæfríðr

Haraldr konungr fór einn vetr...

One winter King Harald made h...

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The saga of Haraldr Hárfagri tells the story of how one king conquers great parts of what is known as Norway, gaining great authority and changing the face of politics as a ruling power. The saga is part of the great work of Heimskringla, written in c. 1230's by the Icelander Snorri Sturlusson.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Haralds saga hárfagra

Attributes: Sacral kingship Ritual Woman with mead cup

Named things: Finnar

Text sections: Hkr HHárf 26cII


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