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När Muspells söner över mörkskog rida: Samband mellan myt och geografi i den fornnordiska mytologin
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The old Norse religion has since the eleventh century when Christianity took the role as the officialreligion in the Scandinavian countries (Iceland included) been a fading belief. Today is all thatremains a collection of texts from the middle-ages, tales and names with forgotten meanings.This works aim is to shed light upon the nature of the mythic figures Surt and Muspellheim.Establishing a connection between them and characteristics of the special geography and nature onthe island of Iceland with focus on fire and volcanic activity. To accomplish this mainly parts of thePoetic and Prosaic Edda are analyzed and compared with relevant research, facts and history aboutthe nature of Iceland and Volcanic activity.

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2013. , 33 p.
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History of Religions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-197550DiVA: diva2:613365
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History of Religions
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-03-27 Last updated: 2013-03-27Bibliographically approved

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