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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Laxdœla saga was written in the 13th century and tells of the people of Breiðafjörður area in Iceland. The narrative dates to between the 9th and early 11th century. The saga survives in several fragments but the oldest preserved complete version are found in Möðruvallabók which dates to the 14th century.


[excerpt from] Laxd ch. 35b

35b. kafli - Af Kotkeli og Grímu

Síðan stefndi hann þeim Kotka...

Thord charged Kotkel and his ...

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Kotkell and his sons performs a magical rite on a platform to create a snowstorm which kills their enemies at sea.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Laxdœla saga

Attributes: Ritual Magical ritual Chant Magic Seiðr Weather Outlaw Platform Ritual Space

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Text sections: Anon Laxd 35bV


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