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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Bishop Friðrekr explains how to protect people from the violence of a Berserkr and how to kill him.


[excerpt from] Vatn ch. 46b

46b. kafli

Nærri þessum tíma kom út Frið...

Around this time Bishop Frede...

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Vatnsdœla saga is one of the íslendingasögur, written c. mid 13th century. It tells of the norwegian settler Ingimundr who travels to Iceland after he was told by a fortune teller to do so. He settles in the north and lives a long life there. The saga narrates the story of his family until the arrival of Christianity in 999/1000 AD.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Vatnsdœla saga

Attributes: Ritual Magical ritual Battle Forn siðr Burial Landscape Christian faith Conversion Baptism Berserkr Death Fire

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Text sections: Anon Vatn 46bV


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