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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Myths, legends, and heroes.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John McKinnell; Daniel Anlezark
|Description:||1 online resource (vi, 272 pages) : illustrations.|
|Contents:||[Part 1]. Transforming Paganism: The Norse gods in England and the Isle of Man / Judith Jesch; Elves and exorcism: Runic and other lead amulets in medieval popular religion / Rudolf Simek; Images of Norse cosmology / Margaret Clunies Ross --
[Part II]. Using Poetry: Meeting the other: the cases of Draumr Þorsteins Hallsonar and Kumlbúa þáttr / John Lindow; Risking one's head: Vafþrúðnismál and the mythic power of poetry / Alison Finlay; Snorra Edda as Menippean satire / Rory McTurk --
[Part III]. Literary Histories: Kings, bishops and laws: the Old Norse-Icelandic Version of 1 Maccabees / David Ashurst; Grendel's Reign of Terror: from history to vernacular epic / Helen Damico --
[Part IV]. Motifs and Themes: Sibling drama: laterality in the heroic poems of the Edda / Carolyne Larrington; Burning walnuts: an international motif in the kings' sagas / Joyce Hill; A just and riding God: Christ's movement in The Descent into Hell / Maria Elena Ruggerini; All at sea: Beowulf's marvellous swimming / Daniel Anlezark.
|Series Title:||Toronto Old Norse and Icelandic studies.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Daniel Anlezark.|
'The essays are thought provoking, often quite fascinating, and entertainingly wide ranging... Daniel Anlezark has done a fine job of editing this volume, which is beautifully structured and