uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Heimdallr in Hyndlu­ljóð: The role and function of the ‘enigmatic god’ in an enigmatic poem
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9227-9541
2017 (English)In: Therizing Old Norse myth / [ed] Stefan Brink, Lisa Collinson, Turnhout: Brepols, 2017, p. 88-103Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present study will exemplify the relevance of a philological approach to the study of myth through a text-based examination of the role and function of the enigmatic god Heimdallr in a no less enigmatic source, the Eddic poem Hyndluljóð. Since this text is text imbued with genealogical content, the analysis will employ emic conceptual models concerning affnity and descent in order to shed light on its meaning. I shall first try to establish the status of Hyndluljóð as source material; next, provide an analysis of its main theme; and finally, turn to the question of Heimdallr’s role in the text

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. p. 88-103
Series
Acta Scandinavica. Aberdeen Studies in the Scandinavian World ; 7
Keywords [en]
Edda, odal, social order, genealogy, kingdom, Old Norse mythology, Rígr, Loki
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341846DOI: 10.1484/M.AS-EB.5.105743ISBN: 978-2-503-55303-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-341846DiVA, id: diva2:1182963
Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-03-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Cöllen, Sebastian

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Cöllen, Sebastian
By organisation
Department of Modern Languages
History of Religions

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 35 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf