Several myths and narratives of Old Norse literature
are found in the material culture from the fifth century onwards, showing that the stories, told for example by Snorre Sturluson, were indeed known in large parts of Scandinavia.
The Academy of Odin; selected papers on old Norse literature
To construct the ship, we are using Norwegian boat-building traditions supplemented with the results of archaeological investigations and information in Old Norse literature
In these and many other essays (on monastic scriptoria, medieval court life, Old Norse literature
, mysticism, and scholastic theology), we find a felicitous mix of broad historical knowledge, philosophical insight, and traditional philology, which, to this reader at least, proves exhilarating as well as convincing.
The chapter "Psi in Old Norse Literature
and in the Bible" is divided into sections for each psi capacity.
116), the word for mistletoe, mistilteinn, occurs as a sword name elsewhere in Old Norse literature
In this section Lincoln also endeavors to put his own principles into practice in several miscellaneous essays: on the Sibyl in Plutarch (chapter 8), ship symbolism in Old Norse literature
(chapter 9), violence perpetrated by humans as exemplified by the slaughter of bovines (chapter 10), and an instance of the purposeful misleading of Sir William Jones by his Indian informants (chapter 11).
Apart from historical backgrounds, definitions, and typology, the account of Old Norse literature
is little more than an elaborate catalogue of manuscripts described in overly pedantic prose.
Among their topics are child burial in Anglo-Saxon England, male maturation in Norse literature
, grandmothers and familiar identity in Iceland during the 12th and 13th centuries, myth and reality of the patriarch, and Viking poet Egill Skalla-Grimsson as a child and an old man.
Altenberg first introduces the familiar spatial model of pre-Christian Scandinavian cosmology derived from Old Norse literature
, but breaks up any clear dichotomies between natural and cultural space.
Cold Counsel is a collection of essays on women in Old Norse literature
, containing some new and some reprinted work.
Yes, even now, with their enviably progressive conditions--100 percent literacy rate; geothermal heat generating 70 percent of the volcanic island's energy; the world's first democratically elected woman president-Iceland's artists are consistently indebted to, of all things, Old Norse literature