Includes a description of Óðinn’s ‘handsome’ appearance, his skill in battle and his ability to shape-shift. Óðinn is said to speak in poetry and have a following of berserkir.
6b. [Frá atgervi Óðins]
Þá er Ása-Óðinn kom á Norðurl...
It is said with truth that wh...
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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 were probably compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Ynglinga saga
Named things: Óðinn
Text sections: Hkr Yng 6bII