Flóamanna saga

The Flóamanna saga ( "History of the People of Flói " ) or Thorgils Örrabeinsfóstra saga is an Icelandic saga of probably early 14th century.

The saga is preserved in two versions, with the longer (AM 515.4 °, 516.4 ° ) is probably the older, more original version. This is in contrast to the short straw get incomplete. Material referred to earlier models such as the Eirik's saga RAUDA and Grænlendinga saga. Furthermore, the influence of contemporary hagiographic literature is fixable.


The central figure of the action is Thorgil who accepts Christianity after a trip to Norway and returns home. There, and at other trips to Greenland, he is being harassed by the god Thor, but remains true to his newfound faith.