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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Þorbjǫrg, a seeress, visits Þorkells farm in Greenland and performs her magical rites.


[excerpt from] Eir ch. 4c

4c. kafli

Í þenna tíma var hallæri miki...

This was a very lean time in ...

[status: unverified copy]



Eiríks saga rauða is believed to have been composed c. mid 13th century. It tells the narrative of the explorations and travels to North America and Greenland. It is preserved in the two manuscrips Hauksbók, from the 14th century, and Skálholtsbók, from the 15th century.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Eiríks saga rauða

Attributes: Ritual Magical ritual Forn siðr Heathen Chant Staff Feast Christian faith Seiðr Sacrificial animal Sacrificial feast Vǫlva Second sight Foresight Women/woman Platform Ritual Space

Named things: Þorbjörg lítilvölva

Text sections: Anon Eir 4cV


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