The Norns in Old Norse Mythology
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The Norns in Old Norse Mythology

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ISBN-13:
9781780460352
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
05.12.2013
Seiten:
224
Autor:
Karen Bek-Pedersen
Gewicht:
392 g
Format:
234x158x19 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.