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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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[excerpt from] Vǫlsa ch. 1b

1b. Vǫlsa þáttr

Efter því sem í einu fornu kv...

King Olaf found out one again...

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Flateyjarbók is the largest preserved manuscript from the Icelandic middle ages, written in the late 14th century. Among the many narratives of the collection, Óláf saga Helga tells the story of a Norwegian king who brings Christianity to the heathen Norwegian people far out in the outskirts of the kingdom, as told in the short story of Vǫlsa þattr.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Flateyjarbók

Attributes: Horse Christianity Heathen Idol Witchcraft Christian faith Conversion Baptism

Named things: Gefjun

Text sections: unattrib Vǫlsa 1bI


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