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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Kjalnesingasaga is one of the Íselendingasögur. It tells the story of settlers of Kjalarnes in western Iceland during the time of the Icelandic settlement on the late 9th and early 10th century. The saga is believed to have been written in the 14th century.


[excerpt from] Kjaln ch. 2b

2b. Þorgrímurs temple

Þorgrímr reisti bú um várit a...

He had a large temple built i...

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Þorgrímr settles in Kjalarnes and builds a temple, dedicated to Þórr


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Kjalnesinga saga

Attributes: Sacrifice Blood Temple invoking Þórr's help worship in temple Oath destruction of temple Silver ring reddening ring with blood swearing oath on a ring Sacrificial animal Sacrificial feast Altar Fire sprinkling blood reddening with blood Blood of a sacrifice Sacrificial bowl

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