09 – Álfablót: Sacrificing to the Elves

Occasionally, Viking fans and modern-day Norse pagans throw around the term álfablót (elf-sacrifice), but what does that actually involve? What is an elf-sacrifice, anyway? And what is it for? In this episode of the Fjorn’s Hall Podcast, I share a few stories from medieval sources dealing with this topic: sacrifices made to the elves. Although there’s not enough evidence to make any concrete claims about the practice, we do at least come to a conclusion that we can all find some peace in.

Enjoy this episode as a blog post with in-text citations and detailed endnotes here.

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