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Ingimundr uses Sami magic (seiðr) to locate his missing Freyr-amulet in Iceland.


[excerpt from] Vatn ch. 12b


Konungur svarar: "Þar kann eg...

The king answered, "I cannot ...

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This episode occurs in 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 occurs shortly after a Sami woman predicts that Ingimundr will find his silver Freyr-amulet in Iceland, in the location that he is to settle. Ingimundr employs the help of two practitioners of Sami-magic to find his missing amulet.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


Main text: Vatnsdœla saga

Attributes: settlement Prophecy Landscape amulet Sami magic Seiðr Öndvegissúla Second sight

Named things: Freyr

Text sections: Anon Vatn 12bV


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