Garðsstaðir, an abandoned farm, once the home of poet and sorcerer Þorleifur Þórðarson (1570–1647), best known as Galdra–Leifi (“Leifi the sorcerer”) about whom there are many tales. He was for instance said to have got hold of the head of a drowned man, sprinkled it with consecrated wine and bread, and then used it for augery and other magic.