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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Óðinn is described as possessing the gift of prophecy, knowledge of runic lore and charms, an all-knowing practioner of seiðr who is skilled in the magic arts and sorcery.


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 7c


Allar þessar íþróttir kenndi ...

And all these skills he taugh...

[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: Prophecy Worship living in mounds Magic Seiðr Óðinn skilled in magic

Named things:

Text sections: Hkr Yng 7cII


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