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Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives : origins, changes, and interactions

Author: Anders Andren; Kristina Jennbert; Catharina Raudvere
Publisher: Lund, Sweden : Nordic Academic Press, 2006.
Series: Vägar till Midgård, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Consists of over 70 papers written by scholars concerned with pre-Christian Norse religion. The articles represent subjects such as archaeology, art history, historical archaeology, history, history  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Andren; Kristina Jennbert; Catharina Raudvere
ISBN: 9789185509836 9185509833
OCLC Number: 811407412
Notes: "An international conference in Lund, Sweden, June 3-7, 2004."
Description: 1 online resource (416 pages :) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The conference and its context; Old Norse religion; Can archaeologists study prehistoric cosmology?; Narrative worlds, human environments, and poets; The case of Bragi; Centrality in Old Norse mental landscapes; A world of stone; Bound animal bodies; The imperative way; Homogeneity and heterogeneity in Old Norse cosmology; The gendering of death in eddic cosmology; The Askr and Embla myth in a comparative perspective; The edges of the Old Norse world-view; Hanging on the world tree; Rituals, witnesses, and sagas; Iron in the making - Technology and symbolism; The origins of Old Norse ritual and religion in European perspective; How to sort out ritual from context of practice; Escaping the allure of meaning; Myth and metallurgy; Humans and gods interacting at Augusta Treverorum in Late Antiquity; Performing death; The Roman Iron Age in perspectives and perceptions; Harnessing the hunger; Wolves, serpents, and birds; The horse and its role in Icelandic burial practices, mythology, and society; The heroised dead; Cemeteries and ritual meals; The universe container; Scandinavian burial rites on the southern Baltic coast; Grinding processes and reproductive metaphors; Spinning seidr; The concept of shamanism in Old Norse religion from a sociological point of view; What's in a name?; Bridging mythology and belief; Ornaments, ornamentation, and female gender; Among trees, bones, and stones; My home is my castle; Ancient building cults; Odin and Mithras; Thor's hammer in Norway; The temple in Rhetra-Riedegost; Parchim-Loddigsee - late Slavonic temple and trading site; Pre-Christian cult at Arkona; Rituals and power; Ritual building and ritual space; The Uppakra beaker; Guldgubber; Myth and the psychology of memory; Theories, explanatory models and terminology; Poetry and Practice; Where does Old Norse religion end?; Archaeology and sacrifice; Misconceptions concerning paganism and folklore in medieval art; Voluspa and the tree of life; On wind and waves; Potentialities of Loki; Love among gods and men; Past memories; Ancient mounds for new graves; What shall we do with Reinaert the Fox?; Heroes, kings, and gods; The advent of the esteemed horseman-sovereign; The use and abuse of Old Norse religion; Kings, cowpies, and creation; The "Allgermanische Heidnische Front" and Old Norse religion; The organism within; From queen to sorcerer; Drudgery dwarf; The measures of Old Norse religion in long-term perspective.
Series Title: Vägar till Midgård, 8.
Responsibility: Anders Andrén, Kristina Jennbert & Catharina Raudvere (eds).


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