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Skeggi asks Ref the carpenter to make him wodden figurines of his two enemies, wanting them to illustrate his strong disregard of them in a most degrading manner.


[excerpt from] Gísl ch. 2b

2b. kafli

Refr hét maðr, er var smiðr S...

There was a man called Ref, w...

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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: Honour Níð Ergi

Named things: Gísli Súrsson

Text sections: Anon Gísl 2bV


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