: waterfall of the gods
or waterfall of the goði
) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls
. It is located in the Mývatn
district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur
highland road. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót
falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði
the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that upon returning from the Alþingi
, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall. Þorgeir's story is preserved in Ari Þorgilsson
A window in the Cathedral of Akureyri
) illustrates this story.
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