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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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With the help of an English bishop and some priests, Hákon attempts to bring Christianity to Norway.


[excerpt from] HákGóð ch. 13b

13b. King Hákon Attempts To Christianize Norway

Hákon konungr var vel kristin...

King Hákon was a confirmed Ch...

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The saga of King Hákon tells the story of a Christian king brought up and fostered in England by King Aðalsteinn. He returns to Norway and attempts to bring Christianity to the north. 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: Hákonar saga góða

Attributes: Assembly Christianity Law Heathen Christian faith Conversion Baptism Church Festival

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Text sections: Hkr HákGóð 13bII


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