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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Úlfr Bjalfason is the grandfather of Egill Skalla-Grímsson and a great powerfull man, believed to be a shape-shifter.


[excerpt from] Eg ch. 1b

1b. kafli

Úlfr hét maðr, sonr Bjálfa ok...

There was a man called Ulf, t...

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Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar is a saga about the poet Egill and his family. The saga covers the time span of c. 850-1000 AD and takes place in Iceland, Scandinavia and England. Egill is a rebell of sorts, as his lineage also shows with quarrels, feuds and enemies and lives to become an old and well known influencial man in Iceland.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar

Attributes: Shape-shift Berserkr

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Eg 1bV


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