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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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As Eiríkr blóðøx wants to be the most powerful of King Haralds sons, he goes to Haðaland where he kills his brother Rǫgnvaldr with his fathers consent. Rǫgnvaldr practices seiðr, something his father the king does not approve of.


[excerpt from] HHárf ch. 36b

36b. Eiríkr Blóðøx And The Seiðmenn

Eiríkr blóðøx ætlaði að vera ...

Eirík Bloodyaxe had the mind ...

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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 the c. 1230's by the Icelander Snorri Sturlusson.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Haralds saga hárfagra

Attributes: Hall Magic Seiðr Death Fire Sorcerer

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Text sections: Hkr HHárf 36bII


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