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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 2b


Fyrir austan Tanakvísl í Asíu...

The land east of the Tana For...

[status: referenced copy]



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.


(Contributed by Anna Millward.)


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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