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Pre-Christian Religions of the North: Sources

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Death penalties with relation to Óðinn


Yng ch. 24

24. Dauði Jörundar

Jörundur sonur Yngva konung...


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Jǫrundr, son of Yngvi ( then king of Sweden, Uppsala) was raiding in Denmark and Gýlaugr, son of Guðlaug came to do battle. The Danish forces rallied around Gýlaugr and in defeating Jǫrundr, he had Jǫrundr hanged as apparent revenge for the death of his father.


(Contributed by Douglas Robert Dutton.)


Main text: Ynglinga saga

Attributes: Sacrifice Hanging Horse Riding Gallows Vengeance Knots

Named things: Óðinn Sleipnir

Text sections: Yng ch. 24


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