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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Kjölvör, a woman with great knowledge of seiðr and magic, performas a ritual to change the weather.


[excerpt from] Vígl ch. 12b

12b. Galdr and waving of cloth

Þat bar til, at liðsmenn hans...

But now this autumn it befell...

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Víglundar saga is amongst the íslendingasögur and is one of the latest of the Icelandic family sagas. It has been dated to late 14th or early 15th century. It narrates the relationship between Víglund and Ketilríð, and how they wish marry despite the objections of her family.


(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Víglundar saga

Attributes: sea journey Woman Ritual Magical ritual storms, bad weather Seiðr Weather Sea (Waving of) Cloth

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Text sections: Anon Vígl 12bV


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