A Swedish man called Glámr comes to Vatnsdal for work as a sheperd. Glámr is described as a large-bodied man with “large grey eyes and wolf-grey hair” He is killed by what people believe to be an evil spirit of sorts, and becomes a ghost himself, continuing haunting the area.
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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
Named things: Hel
Text sections: Anon Gr 32bV