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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Þorleikr asks Kotkell and Gríma to place harm on Hrut and they perform a magical rite, which kills Hrútr’s favourite son.


[excerpt from] Laxd ch. 37b

37b. kafli

En litlu síðar gera þau heima...

Kotkel, Grima and their sons ...

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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.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Laxdœla saga

Attributes: Magical ritual Mound Chant Magic Seiðr Death

Named things:

Text sections: Anon Laxd 37bV


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