Once there lived a woman at Hofdabrekka by the name
of Jorunn. According to most of her contemporary neighbours she was
widowed at the time, but many claim that her husband, Vigfus, still
lived at her time of departure and that she sought access to his bed
after her death. She was arrogant and very harsh tempered, but
otherwise there are no negative tales of her. She had a grown up
daughter, a very promising young woman. During the latter part of her
lifetime, a young man, called Thorsteinn, stayed with her. He was said
to be her foster son and was a kind and a very promising young man. He
loved Jorunn's daughter.
According to those, who claimed that
Jorunn was a widow, she was very much against such a
development because she wanted Thorsteinn for herself.
Thorsteinn, however, found her to be too old
to fool him and loved the daughter very dearly. When the daughter got
pregnant and bore Thorsteinn a child, Jorunn became very angry and
cast the spell, that they
would never be together.
people, who liked Thorsteinn, tried in vain to make her change her
mind, which only made her more determined to keep them apart.
Eventually Jorunn and Thorsteinn came to the agreement that he would
leave Hofdabrekka, never come back again, and not try to communicate
with her daughter. This covenant brought about a full reconciliation
between Jorunn and Thorsteinn and some time passed without any
(Saga trail South Iceland)