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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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The account describes burial customs in Iceland. Vésteinn is buried in a mound, and Þórgrímur ties helskór (Hel-shoes) onto him.


Gísl ch. 14

14. kafli

Gísli býst nú til að heygja V...

Gisli and all his men prepare...

[status: referenced copy]



This episode occurs in the shorter version of Gísla saga Súrssonar.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Gísla saga Súrssonar

Attributes: Woman Dream Heathen Mound Feast Burial Landscape Poetry Gold Funeral customs Death Dream Second sight

Named things: Valhǫll

Text sections: Gísl ch. 14


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