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Ingimundr encounters a Lapp woman who predicts that he will find his missing Freyr-amulet in Iceland, where he should settle.


[excerpt from] Vatn ch. 10b


Finnan svarar: "Þetta mun fra...

The Lapp woman answered, "Wha...

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This episode occurs in the narrative Vatnsdœla saga, thought to have been written in the late-13th or early-14th century. The saga focuses on several generations of family in the Vatnsdalr district. This episode takes place in Norway, shortly before Ingimundr travels to Iceland.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Vatnsdœla saga

Attributes: settlement Prophecy amulet Female prophetess Sami magic

Named things: Freyr

Text sections: Anon Vatn 10bV


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