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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Óðinn orders that sacrifices be made regularly to ensure ár ok friðr (good harvest and peace).


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 8c

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

Attributes: Sacrifice Blót Law Fertility ár ok friðr Seasons Winter

Named things:

Text sections: Hkr Yng 8cII


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