The king wanted to convince Icelanders to convert from the old Norse religion
to Christianity before it was too late.
Chapter 2 the old Norse religion
Dougherty familiarizes the reader to the Valkyries, Elves, Dwarves and Norns .
The idea of a connection to the Norse religion has been proposed, but also possible connections to Christianity have been pointed out.
On the other hand, if the ornament's ties to more specific and deep layers of Norse religion weakened, it could have made the adoption of the Late Viking styles easier for non-Scandinavians.
ANIMALS AND HUMANS: RECURRENT SYMBIOSIS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND OLD NORSE RELIGION.
The research for Animals and Humans was conducted between 1999 and 2005 as part of a larger multidisciplinary project at Lund University called "Roads to Midgard: Old Norse Religion in Long-term Perspectives.
The traditional Old Norse religion
hangs on there despite the expansion of Christianity into the northern countries.
In particular this paper examines Levine's use of theatrical space to create both vertical and horizontal cosmologies, the former embedded within the western stage itself and the latter embedded within the Norse religion that informs the Ring Cycle.
in Everett-Green, "Journey"; Everett-Green, "Fascinating"), this paper argues that Die Walkure and Siegfried provide spectators with a richer viewing experience when the dramatic action is read as occurring within the cosmos of ancient Norse religion and/or inside the head of the main character.
The members of Forn Sidr believe in Thor, Odin and the other gods of the old Norse religion
Thus the Norse metaphysical belief structure, for example, encompasses elements of Norse magical practices, Norse religion, and Norse mores, but is not limited to any of those specific components.
Although it overlaps with its Norse counterpart--affirming the existence of Norse gods, Yggdrasil, Norns, Jotuns, and other elements of Norse religion and mythology--the Celtic belief structure is life-affirming, even holistic by modern standards.