COA09 - Ritual and Sacrifice in Pagan Iceland- 1 min
Ritual and Sacrifice in Pagan Iceland
In this episode we explore what our sources have to tell us about sacrifice and ritual in Pagan Iceland. Along the way we discuss the method and purpose of sacrifice and the how this may have impacted Icelandic society.
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Our recommended reading for this week is A Piece of Horse Liver by Jón Hnefill Aðalsteinsson. A collection of essays concerning Myth, Ritual and Folklore this book includes some excellent and very readable breakdowns of the most important information we have about Pagan practice in Iceland. Highly recommended.
Eyrbyggja saga. translated by Pálsson, H., & Edwards, P. G.
The Book of Settlements: Landnámabók translated by Pálsson, H., & Edwards, P. G.
Íslendingabók & Kristni Saga translated by Siân Grønlie.
The Saga of Hákon the Good in Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson. Translated by Alison Finlay and Anthony Faulkes.
History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen by Adam of Bremen. Translation and Introduction by Francis J. Tschan.
Blót and Þing. The function of the tenth-century Goði. In A Piece of Horse Liver by Jón Hnefill Aðalsteinsson
A Piece of Horse Liver and the Ratification of Law. In A Piece of Horse Liver by Jón Hnefill Aðalsteinsson
The Viking diaspora. by Judith Jesch.
Hof, Halls, Goðar and Dwarves by Terry Gunnell
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