Óðinn is described as a chieftain in Asia who elects priests to take charge of sacrifices and judgements.
Fyrir austan Tanakvísl í Asíu...
The land east of the Tana For...
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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
Text sections: Hkr Yng 2bII