A description of Óðinn as an historicised chieftain claiming lands in the north, including settlements for his ‘temple priests’ Njörðr, Freyr, Þórr, Heimdallr and Baldr.
5c. [Frá Gefjun]
Fjallgarður mikill gengur af ...
A great mountain chain runs f...
[status: referenced copy]
This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, the first in the collection of kings’ sagas known as Heimskringla which were probably compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Ynglinga saga
Text sections: Hkr Yng 5cII