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Óðinn is described as a chieftain in Asia who elects priests to take charge of sacrifices and judgements.

text

[excerpt from] Yng ch. 2b

2b.

Fyrir austan Tanakvísl í Asíu...

The land east of the Tana For...

[status: referenced copy]

commentary

context

This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, the first in the collection of kings’ sagas known as Heimskringla which was probably compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson. Here, Óðinn is presented in a historicised context.

commentary

(Contributed by Anna Millward.)

tags

Main text: Ynglinga saga

Attributes: Sacrifice Blót Temple Hóf Priest Díar Ritual Space

Named things: Óðinn Æsir

Text sections: Hkr Yng 2bII

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