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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Thorgrím Nef performes a magical rite. He does this to prevent people helping a murderer.


[excerpt from] Gísl ch. 18c

18c. kafli

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Gísla Saga Súrssonar is one of the Íslendingasögur. The events depicted in the saga take place in Iceland between the years 860 and 980. Gísli is outlawed for the murder of his brother-in-law and is eventually killed after 13 years on the run. The Saga is believed to have been composed in the 13th century.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Gísla saga Súrssonar

Attributes: Sacrifice Magical ritual Magic Seiðr Sacrificial animal Platform Nine Ergi Ritual Space

Named things: Gísli Súrsson

Text sections: Anon Gísl 18cV


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