Friday night folktales: The Bakki-brothers and the Bishop
Once when the bishop of Hólar was riding between farms and visiting his flock he came to Bakki. The brothers were at home and wished to offer the bishop some refreshments, so they asked if he wanted something to drink and he said he did. The very best container the brothers owned was a new chamberpot, so this they filled with cream and offered it to the bishop.
The bishop refused to either touch the container or drink from it, which made the brothers exclaim: “Gísli-Eiríkur-Helgi, he will not drink the cream from Bakki, so let him drink piss instead.”
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