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At the þing, Þorgímr, Gísli, Þorkell and Vésteinn performs a ritual swearing to the bond of brotherhood between them all.


[excerpt from] Gísl ch. 6b

6b. kafli

Ok nú finnsk mǫnnum orð um, h...

People began to talk about ho...

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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: Ritual Blood Landscape Oath Foresight Jarðarmen Ritual Space

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Gísl 6bV


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