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  • Tags: Níðstang

'Egil Skallagrimson reiser nidstang'. A sculpture of the warrior-poet Egill Skallagrímsson (tenth-century hero of Egils saga) raising a nithing pole to his Norwegian enemies, by renowned Norwegian sculpture Gustav Vigeland. It is located in a park…

Reconstruction of a Níðstang outside the vǫlva's dwelling in Ribe VikingCenter. The Níðstang was a deeply insulting public act of scorn, and is represented in the sagas as a carved pole covered with a horse's head. The scorn of…
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