Chapter 86 - Of Egil's bones.
Grim of Moss-fell was baptized when Christianity was established by law in Iceland. He had a church built there, and 'tis common report that
Thordis had Egil moved to the church. And this proof there is thereof, that later on, when a church was built at Moss-fell, and that church which Grim had
built at Bush-bridge taken down, the churchyard was dug over, and under the altar-place were found human bones. They were much larger than the bones of other
men. From the tales of old people it is thought pretty sure that these were Egil's bones.
Skapti the priest, Thorarin's son, a wise man, was there at the time. He took then the skull of Egil, and set it on the churchyard fence. The skull was
wondrous large, but still more out of the common way was its heaviness. It was all wave-marked on the surface like a shell. Skapti then wished to try the
thickness of the skull. He took a good-sized hand-axe, and brandishing it aloft in one hand, brought down the back of it with force on the skull to break it.
But where the blow fell the bone whitened, but neither was dinted nor cracked. Whence it might be gathered that this skull could not easily be harmed by the
blows of weak men while skin and flesh were on it. The bones of Egil were laid in the outer part of the churchyard at Moss-fell.
86. kafli - Af beinum Egils.
Grímr at Mosfelli var skírđr, ţá er kristni var í lög leidd á Íslandi. Hann lét ţar kirkju gera. En ţat er sögn manna, at Ţórdís hafi látit
flytja Egil til kirkju, ok er ţat til jartegna, at síđan er kirkja var ger at Mosfelli, en ofan tekin at Hrísbrú sú kirkja, er Grímr hafđi gera látit, ţá
var ţar grafinn kirkjugarđr. En undir altarisstađnum ţá fundust mannabein. Ţau váru miklu meiri en annarra manna bein. Ţykkjast menn ţat vita af sögn gamalla
manna, at mundi verit hafa bein Egils.
Ţar var ţá Skafti prestr Ţórarinsson, vitr mađr. Hann tók upp hausinn Egils ok setti á kirkjugarđinn. Var haussinn undarliga mikill, en hitt
ţótti ţó meir frá líkendum, hvé ţungr var. Haussinn var allr báróttr útan svá sem hörpuskel. Ţá vildi Skafti forvitnast um ţykkleik haussins. Tók hann ţá
handöxi vel mikla ok reiddi annarri hendi sem harđast ok laust hamrinum á hausinn ok vildi brjóta, en ţar sem á kom, hvítnađi hann, en ekki dalađi né sprakk,
ok má af slíku marka, at hauss sá mundi ekki auđskaddr fyrir höggum smámennis, međan svörđr ok hold fylgđi. Bein Egils váru lögđ niđr í útanverđum kirkjugarđi