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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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As Styr is struggeling with a desicion he needs to make, he goes to Helgafell and Snorri Goði.


[excerpt from] Eb ch. 28b

28b. kafli

Um morguninn eftir reið Styr ...

The next morning Styr rode ov...

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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: Landscape Mountain Holy mountain/hill Ritual Space

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Text sections: Anon Eb 28bV


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