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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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This section if Þorsteins þáttr uxafóts describes the usage of rings for oath swearing at the assembly and for religious practice and sacrifices within the temple.


[excerpt from] ÞUxaf ch. 1b

1b. Rings in Practice

Baugr, tvíeyringr eða meiri, ...

A ring weighing two ounces wa...

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Flateyjarbók is the largest preserved manuscript from the Icelandic middle ages, written in the late 14th century. Þorsteins þáttr uxafóts is part of this work.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Þorsteins þáttr uxafóts

Attributes: Sacrifice Blood Assembly Temple Priest Oath Sacrificial animal Altar Blood of a sacrifice Ring

Named things: Freyr Njǫrðr

Text sections: [not skaldic]


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