are various explanations to the background of the crucifix by the road
in the scree slopes of the steep mountain between the cove Njardvik and
the bay Borgarfiord in the East. One of them is the story about Naddi, a monster with an upper
body of an animal and the lower of a human.
A long time ago, someone witnessed it creeping up the slope from
the sea and after that, it remained there, attacked the passers by, and
killed them. Once a
farmer’s wife in Borgarfjord got seriously ill and her husband went to
get some medication to save her life.
The creature attacked him on the spot where the crucifix stands
and they fought for a long time until the farmer managed to throw it
down the slope to the sea. Since
then, no one has noticed it again.
The original crucifix was erected where the present one, from
the middle of the 20th century, stands.
On it is a sentence in Latin: Effigem Christi qui transit pronus
honora, Anno MCCCVI (1306), You, who passes the sign of Christ, bow your
head in reverence.
East Iceland Saga