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Disting. A scene from the disting of 2008 The Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson, who was well-informed of Swedish matters and visited the country in 1219,[4] explained in the Heimskringla (1225): In Svithjod[5] it was the old custom, as long as heathenism prevailed, that the chief sacrifice took place in Goe month[6] at Upsala.


Then sacrifice was offered for peace, and victory to the king; and thither came people from all parts of Svithjod. All the Things of the Swedes, also, were held there, and markets, and meetings for buying, which continued for a week: and after Christianity was introduced into Svithjod, the Things and fairs were held there as before. Pagan Auctions. Asatru Update.