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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Styr asks the Berserk Halli to clear a long road and build an enclosure in the lavafield in exchange for his daugthers hand. Halli and his brother Leiknir does the job as ordered but Halli does not know that Styr has very different plans than to marry his daughter off to a berserkr.


[excerpt from] Eb ch. 28c

28c. kafli

Berserkirnir gengu heim um kv...

The berserks went home that e...

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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 Landscape Shape-shift Berserkr Berserksgangr

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Text sections: Anon Eb 28cV


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