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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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An account of Njörðr’s failed marriage to Skaði.


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 8e

8e. [Lagasetning Óðins

Njörður fékk konu þeirrar er ...

Njörðr married a woman who wa...

[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: Poetry Giantess marriage between god and giantess Sea

Named things: Njǫrðr Óðinn

Text sections: Hkr Yng 8eII


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