Old Norse Myths, Literature and Society
Margaret Clunies Ross
University Press of South Denmark, 2003 - Literary Collections - 312 pages
This volume is a collection of thirteen essays by leading scholars from diverse fields. Most of the essays were presented in an earlier form at the 11th. International Saga Conference in Sydney in July 2000. It examines some of the most complex and perplexing questions that arise when modern scholars approach the rich but often puzzling evidence for belief in and use of myths in early Scandinavia. The essays illustrate the advantages of bringing approaches that use a range of methodologies, from literary studies to archeology, and from history to the history of religions, to bear upon the evidence that has survived.
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Introduction By Margaret Clunies Ross
Material Metaphors some Late Iron Age and Viking Examples
Reminiscences of Old Norse Myths Cults and Rituals
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Archaeology ASalbjarnarson Baldr Baldrs draumar beir beliefs Bjarni Bosa saga burial century Christian Clunies Ross Codex Regius context Conversion verses Copenhagen cult culture dead death eddic poems Eiriks saga euhemerism Eyrbyggja saga Finnur Flateyjarbok fornrit Freyja Freyr Frigg fslenzka fornritafelag Fundinn Noregr Gefjun gods grave Gunnarr Gylfaginning HallfreSr Hauksbok Heimskringla historical Hversu Noregr byggdisk Icelandic interpretation Jonsson Jupiter king legend Lindow literature magic Magnus medieval metaphor motifs mound mythology narrative Nordal Nordic nordisk Norr Norway Norwegian Oddr Odense Olafr Tryggvason Old Norse Myths Old Russian Oldfs saga OSinn Oslo pagan patriarch pdttr poetry Porolfr pre-Christian prophecy Qrvar-Odds saga Ragnarok refer religion religious Reykjavik ritual Saami sacrifice Sami Saxo Scandinavian Schj0dt seems seidr shamanism skaldic skaldic poetry Snorri Sturluson Snorri's Edda sources story Sveinsson texts Thor tion tradition vglur Vgluspd vglva Vigfusson and Unger Viking Age volva witchcraft Ynglinga saga Ynglinga saga chapter