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Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Kimberley Christine Patton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In many of the world's religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, a seemingly enigmatic and paradoxical image is found—that of the god who worships. Various interpretations of this seeming ... More


 “Myself to Myself”: The Norse Odin and Divine Autosacrifice

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the self-immolation of the hanging god Odin, self-told in Norse skaldic poetry. It argues that whatever the reasons for Odin's ordeal—a reflexive sacrificial mystery which, like ... More


Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources⋆

James E. Montgomery

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the slippery nature of textual evidence and the importance of avoiding precise generalisations on the basis of meagre and inconclusive material. Reflecting on his own work on ... More


Antiquarians and Poets: The Discovery of Old Norse Myth in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter One examines the influence of Old Norse myth on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century poetry in English. Interest in Old Norse material was first fuelled by antiquarians and historians in ... More


Parallel Romantics: The Alternative Norse-Influenced Tradition

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Three examines the influence of Old Norse myth on poets generally held to be outside, or on the fringes of, the group of major English Romantic poets, who had by and large failed to turn to ... More


Yggdrasil and the Sequence of the Runes in the Elder Fuþark

G. Ronald Murphy, S.J.

in Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948611
eISBN:
9780199369850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948611.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Up till now the nonalphabetic sequence of the runes in the futhark has remained a mystery. Using the myth of Woden’s hanging from Yggdrasil and the surrounding culture of the late Roman, ... More


The Construction of Prehistory: Copenhagen to 1836

Peter Rowley-Conwy

in From Genesis to Prehistory: The Archaeological Three Age System and its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199227747
eISBN:
9780191917431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199227747.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Copenhagen lies on the eastern shore of Zealand, Denmark’s most easterly island. Scania, the southernmost province of Sweden, lies opposite; the city of Lund is just a few kilometres inland. They ... More


Scotland: The Creation of a Nation’s Prehistory

Peter Rowley-Conwy

in From Genesis to Prehistory: The Archaeological Three Age System and its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199227747
eISBN:
9780191917431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199227747.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Scotland was the part of Britain that adopted the Three Age System most rapidly and completely. This chapter will argue that there were probably two main reasons for this. The first was that there ... More


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