After Óðinn’s death, Njörðr becomes ruler in Sweden. He continues the practice of blót (sacrifice) and is associated with ár ok friðr (peace and good harvests).
9d. [Dauði Óðins / Death of Óðinn]
Njörður af Nóatúnum gerðist þ...
After him, Njörðr of Nóatún t...
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This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, in which Njörðr is a ruler in Uppsala. The saga is the first in the collection of kings’ sagas, known as Heimskringla, which were probably composed and compiled by the 13th-century Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson.
(Contributed by Anna Millward.)
Main text: Ynglinga saga
Text sections: Hkr Yng 9dII