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An example of Freyr-worship in a temple, including blót.


[excerpt from] Glúm ch. 9b


Og áður Þorkell fór á brott f...

Before Þorkell went away from...

[status: referenced copy]



This episode occurs in the longer narrative Víga-Glúms saga, preserved fully in the vellum manuscript Möðruvallabók and thought to be written early- to mid-13th century. The saga centres around the aggressive Icelandic chieftain, Glúmr, and is full of saga-style killings and feud.




(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Víga-Glúms saga

Attributes: Sacrifice Ritual Blót Temple Ox sacrificing an ox Sacrificial animal

Named things: Freyr

Text sections: Anon Glúm 9bV


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