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Myten om Þórs fisketur
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
2010 (Swedish)In: Chaos. Dansk-norsk tidsskrift for religionhistoriske studier, ISSN 0108-4453, Vol. 54, no 2, 43-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The well-known Old Norse narrative about how the god Þórr fishes the “Serpent of Middle Earth” out of the depths of the waters was obviously widely spread in pre-Christian and early Christian times. The sources in which this narrative is preserved reach from Gosforth in the west to Altuna in the east and span over at least three centuries. The narrative therefore raises interesting questions about continuity, reception, adaptation, and interpretation. This article tries to address these questions through a survey of the forms of the narrative as preserved in the extant sources.

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2010. Vol. 54, no 2, 43-66 p.
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Tor, Midgårdsormen, Hymiskviða, Gosforth slab, Ardre, Altuna, picture stone, mythology, Old Norse religion
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History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-208330DiVA: diva2:651994
Available from: 2013-09-28 Created: 2013-09-28 Last updated: 2014-09-17Bibliographically approved

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