Bergthora

General - Wife of Njal. Mother of Grim, Helga, Helgi, Skarp- Hedin and Thorgerd. She and her family were trapped by the forces led by Flosi who, in furtherance of a long-running feud, burnt the house to the ground. She and her husband chose to lie on their bed, with their young grandson Thord between them, and quietly wait to be overcome by the flames, rather than the face the mob outside. In some references, identified as Bergthora.

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