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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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The description of the berserkir brothers named Thorir Paunch and Ogmund the Bad from Halogaland in Norway.


[excerpt from] Gr ch. 19b

19b. kafli

Þótti mǫnnum þat mikill ósiðr...

It was considered a scandal i...

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Grettis saga is one of the Íslendingasögur, all composed in the 13th and 14th century. The saga of Grettir is a story of a man, ill-tempered and outlawed, who drifts further and further away from good society. The saga takes place in Iceland and Norway.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar

Attributes: Battle Berserkr Women/woman Holmgangr Berserksgangr

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Gr 19bV


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