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Om källor och källbehandling i Snorris Edda: Tankar kring berättelser om skapelsen
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages. (DG 11 4to)
2012 (Swedish)In: Scripta Islandica: Isländska Sällskapets Årsbok, ISSN 0582-3234, E-ISSN 2001-9416, Vol. 2012, no 63, 43-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The creation tales are quite different in the different parts of Snorri Sturluson’s Edda. This starts with the creation myth of Genesis, which is followed by a quotation from Vǫluspá describing Ginnungagap; from there we are taken to the cruelty of creation as described in Vafþrúðnismál, but at the end of Gylfaginning we are taken back to Vǫluspá and that seems to be the myth that Snorri himself is quoting in Háttatal. This again can be taken as an example of Snorri Sturluson’s desperate effort to compose a cosmic mythology from his rather chaotic sources.

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Uppsala, 2012. Vol. 2012, no 63, 43-57 p.
Keyword [en]
The Poetic Edda, The younger Edda, creation, sources of mythology in Snorri’s office
Keyword [sv]
Edda, skapelse, källbehandling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190417OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-190417DiVA: diva2:583463
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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