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Northern lights : following folklore in North-Western Europe ; essays in honour of Bo Almqvist

Author: Bo Almqvist; Séamas Ó Catháin; Patricia Lysaght
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001.
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Essays showing links between Ireland and Scandinavia in folklore and literature.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Northern lights.
Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606547693
Online version:
Northern lights.
Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2001
(OCoLC)607772066
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bo Almqvist; Séamas Ó Catháin; Patricia Lysaght
ISBN: 1900621630 9781900621632
OCLC Number: 50383257
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Remarks on an English epitaph and a Scandinavian folk legend, Bengt af Klintberg; quotation proverbs in Ireland, Fionnuala Carson Williams; "Caith Maige Tuired" - parable of the battle of Clontarf, Michael Chesnutt; dreams in Old Norse and Old Irish literature, Hilda Ellis Davidson; international migratory legends concerning the "Black Death" in Iceland, Terry Gunnell; the blood brothers' tale, Hermann Palsson; "Oidhche Rionnagach Reulagach" -a tale with a sting, Barbara Hillers; wedding dance and bridal house in Faeroese folk tradition, Joan Pauli Joensen; the "Varolokkur" of Guoriour porbjarnardottir, Jon Hnefill Aoalsteinsson; "halt Illu Fran Bufa!" - Til Tolkingen af Kvinneby-Amuletten fra Oland, Jonna Louis-Jensen; food-provision strategies on the Great Blasket Island, Patricia Lysaght; note on the motif of the wading giant in Irish and Welsh, Proinsias Mac Cana; recent settlement on the Great Blasket Island, Criostoir Mac Carthaigh and Barry O'Reilly; original name of the Viking settlement at Limerick, Gearoid Mac Eoin; "Acallam na Senorach" and Snorri Sturluson's "Edda", Rory McTurk; dynamics of traditional song performance and social evolution in Ireland, Tom Munnelly; Fer in the North Contree - "with his whole heart" revisited,, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Almqvist; role of the postal questionnaire in the collection of Irish folklore, Bairbre Ni Fhloinn; the Irish hobby horse and the Icelandic horse dance, Seamas O. Cathain; new light on north-west European dead-child traditions, Anne O'Connor; an uaimh "dhraiochta", Micheal O. Curraoin; of the "Tiachog" and "Peillic" and objects of straw and rushes, Anne O'Dowd; "Lean Ar Do Laimh" - Seansceal Idirnaisiunta I mBealoideas na hEireann, Padraig O. Healai; Aithint agus Ainmniu Sna Rannscealta, Daithi O. hOgain; confrontational ghost-laying in England and Denmark, Jacqueline Simpson; Sceala Aduaidh, Rionach ui Ogain; beliefs and world-view of a Swedish crofter, Bodil Nildin-Wall and Jan Wall; proverbs and traditional sayings from Easter Ross, Seosamh Watson.
Responsibility: edited by Séamas Ó Catháin ; in collaboration with Patricia Lysaght [and others].

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"This collection of essays succeeds where it matters most; in deepening understanding of human experience, and conveying the joyfulness of the discovery." Bealoideas 2001 "The articles vary Read more...

 
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