Freyr is king in Uppsala, and his reign brings peace and good harvests (ár ok friðr) to the people in Sweden. After his death, Freyr is buried in a mound. The Swedes continue to sacrifice to him for further peace and good seasons (ár ok friðr).
Freyr tók þá ríki eftir Njö...
After Njörðr, Freyr succeeded...
This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, in which Freyr is depicted as a king in Uppsala. The saga is the first in the collection of kings’ sagas, known as Heimskringla, which were probably compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Ynglinga saga
Named things: Freyr
Text sections: Hkr Yng 10dII