Óðinn orders that sacrifices be made regularly to ensure ár ok friðr (good harvest and peace).
8c. [Lagasetning Óðins]
Þá skyldi blóta í móti vetri ...
A sacrifice was to be made fo...
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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
Text sections: Hkr Yng 8cII