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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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An example of a blót to Freyr in Iceland.


[excerpt from] Gísl ch. 15b


Þorgrímur ætlaði að hafa haus...

Þorgrímr decided to hold a fe...

[status: referenced copy]



The accounts below occur within the narrative Gísla saga Súrssonar. The saga centres around one of Iceland’s greatest outlaws, Gísli Súrsson, and is thought to have been written mid- to late-13th century. This text is based on the 15th-century vellum manuscript AM 556 a 4to, although a longer and slightly different version of Gísla saga also exists. In the accounts below, Gísli’s brother-in-law Þórgrímr sacrifices to Freyr.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Gísla saga Súrssonar

Attributes: Blót Mound Feast Seasons Haugr Vetranætr

Named things: Freyr

Text sections: Anon Gísl 15bV


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