Published December 26, 2020
Meet Dr. Matthew Harold Roby, a new doctor from the University of Iceland, who will host a new video series entitled ‘Saga Stories’. In this series, Matthew will take you to beautiful places all over Iceland and tell you stories from the medieval stories of Icelanders that are made there. In the first episode, he will tell you three different stories that are told in one of the most important places in Iceland in the Middle Ages: Þingvellir, the historical location of the Icelandic parliament.
The first is the story of Iceland’s peaceful Christianization, which is told in numerous sources, including Njal’s story and Christian story. Another is the story of Ölkofri’s unlikely legal victory against six powerful rulers from Ölkofrasaga. And the third and final story is the story of the marriage negotiations between Þorgerðr Egilsdóttir and Óláfr pái from Laxdæla saga.
We hope you enjoy the video and follow more “Story Stories” coming soon.
Source: The Nordic Page