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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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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.


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 5c

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

Attributes: settlement Sacrifice Blót Temple Hóf worship in temple Magic naming the landscape Euhemerism Goðar Óðinn goes travelling Land-taking Naming Ritual Space

Named things:

Text sections: Hkr Yng 5cII


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