In the penultimate chapter of the volume Rudolf Simek provides an extensive survey of references to alfar (elves) in Old Norse literature
, noting their distribution, identifying their varying roles and functions in literature, and comparing them with the alfar of contemporaneous Danish and Saxon folk religion.
Among them are encountering snarks in Anglo-Saxon translation: one translator's top 10 list, sarcasm and its consequences in diplomacy and politics in medieval Italy: Brunetto Latini's letter to Pavia and Dante's Monarchia, self-evident morals: affective reversal as social critique in Henryson's fables, poking [fun] at [the foibles of] the flesh: the Galician-Portuguese cantigas d'escarnho e de mal dizer, sarcasm in medieval German and Old Norse literature
: the dark side of human human behavior from the Hildebrandslied to Fortunatus, and snarky shrews: gender comedy and the uses of sarcasm.
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
The poetic potential of Norse literature
was felt among many writers.
"Tristan in Late Medieval Norse Literature
: Saga and Ballad".
Lee and Solopova begin their innovative project with a well-researched general introduction of just over fifty pages, which provides information on not only Tolkien's impressive academic career but also on the history and study of Old English, Middle English, and Old Norse literature
Organized in three sections: nationalism, philology, and myth, along the way the volume touches on Shippey's interests in Tolkien, in reception history, and in Old English and Old Norse literature
. It will thus appeal differently to readers engaged in aspects of the many and various disciplines which the honorand has made his own.
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.
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).
The oldest detailed description of auroral displays is found in Norse literature
dating to a.d.