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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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About the feared Berserkr Bjǫrn inn blakki.


[excerpt from] Gísl ch. 40b (Add. 2)

Add. 2. Add. 2. Af hólmgöngum

Sá maðr er nefndr til sǫgunna...

Bjǫrn the Black was a berserk...

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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.


This entry comes from the version found in AM 149 fol and NKS 1181 fol, often referred to as Yngri gerð ("Y").

(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Gísla saga Súrssonar

Attributes: Magic Berserkr Holmgangr Berserksgangr

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Gísl 40bV (Add. 2)


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