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Thorstein 'the Cod-Biter'
(Abt 0900-)
Thora Olafsdatter
(Abt 0900-)
Thorbjorn 'Sur' Thorkelsson
(Abt 0900-)
Thora Raudsdattir
(Abt 0900-)
Thorgrim Thorsteinsson
(Abt 0925-)
Thordis Thorbjornsdatter
(Abt 0925-)
Snorri 'the Godi' Thorgrimsson
(Abt 0950-)

 

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Snorri 'the Godi' Thorgrimsson

  • Born: Abt 950

  General Notes:

A Godi was local chieftain who had legal and administrative responsiblities in Iceland. The name seems to have originally meant 'priest', or at least a person having a special relationship with gods or supernatural powers, and thus shows an early connection between religious and secular power. As time went on, however, the chief function of a godi came to be secular. The first godi's were chosen from the leading families who settled Iceland circa 870-930.



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