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The Norns in Old Norse Mythology

The Norns in Old Norse Mythology

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The norns were a group of female supernatural beings closely related to ideas about fate in Old Norse tradition. Although the norns are well known, even to people who have only a superficial knowledge of Old Norse mythology, this is the first detailed discussion of them to be published amongst the literature dealing with Old Norse beliefs.
List of Abbreviations. List of Manuscripts. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Sources; 2.What is a Norn? 3. The Women in the Well. 4. Fate and Threads; Fate, Honour and Speech. Conclusions. Bibliography. Index.
The norns were a group of female supernatural beings closely related to ideas about fate in Old Norse tradition. Although the norns are well known, even to people who have only a superficial knowledge of Old Norse mythology, this is the first detailed discussion of them to be published amongst the literature dealing with Old Norse beliefs.

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Autor: Karen Bek-Pedersen
ISBN-13: 9781780460352
ISBN: 178046035X
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 392 g
Format: 234x158x19 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Karen Bek-Pedersen
Karen Bek-Pedersen is lecturer in Early Scandinavian Studies and currently works at the Centre for Scandinavian Studies, the University of Aberdeen.

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Autor: Karen Bek-Pedersen
ISBN-13:: 9781780460352
ISBN: 178046035X
Erscheinungsjahr: 05.12.2013
Verlag: Dunedin Academic Press
Gewicht: 392g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 234x158x19 mm