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Vermund has travelled to Norway where he has become one of Earl Hákon Sigurðsson men at Hlaðir. Here Vermund meets two Swedish brothers who were said to be Berserkir, both also amongst Earl Hákons men.


[excerpt from] Eb ch. 25b

25b. kafli

Með jarli váru brœðr tveir sœ...

There were two brothers also ...

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The narrative in Eyrbyggja saga is mainly set in Snæfellsnes, Iceland. It covers the timespan from settlement in the 9th century up to early Christian times in the 11th century. It describes the fights and feuds between different families in the area of Snæfellsnes and also present a strong shift from paganism to Christianity at the turn of the millennium. Eyrbyggja saga survives in several fragments and manuscripts from the 13th and 14th century.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Eyrbyggja saga

Attributes: battle Shape-shift Berserkr Berserksgangr

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Eb 25bV


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