Before Óðinn dies, he marks himself with a spear. After his death, the Swedes start to believe in him as a god and call on him in battle.
9c. [Dauði Óðins / Death of Óðinn]
Óðinn varð sóttdauður í Svíþj...
Óðinn died in his bed in Swed...
[status: referenced copy]
This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, in which Óðinn is a ruler in Uppsala. The saga is the first in a collection of kings’ sagas known as Heimskringla, which was probably composed and compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Ynglinga saga
Text sections: Hkr Yng 9cII