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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Freyja rules in Sweden. She is associated with blót, beauty and precious objects.


[excerpt from] Yng ch. 10c


Freyja hélt þá upp blótum því...

Freyja kept up the sacrifices...

[status: referenced copy]



This episode occurs within the longer narrative Ynglinga saga, in which Freyja dwells in Uppsala. The saga is the first in the 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

Attributes: Blót Freyja associated with precious objects

Named things: Freyja

Text sections: Hkr Yng 10cII


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