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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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The dealings with Glámr who became a ghost, haunting the living.


[excerpt from] Gr ch. 32c


Þórhallur mælti: "Það er svo ...

Thorhall said: ‘It’s like thi...

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Grettis saga is one of the Íslendingasögur, all composed in the 13th and 14th century. The saga of Grettir is a story of a man, ill-tempered and outlawed, who drifts further and further away from good society. The saga takes place in Iceland and Norway.


The name Glam is etymologically related to gloom and gloaming, though these words are not derived from the name (Grettir´s Saga' in: Faulkes, A. & Johnston, George (eds.), Three Icelandic outlaw sagas (2001), Everyman: London. p.154)

(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)


Main text: Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar

Attributes: Christian battle Battle Christianity Heathen Christian faith Death Grave Outlaw Ghost Nightmare Night Walking dead

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Text sections: Anon Gr 32cV


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