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By Catharina Raudvere, Jens Peter Schjodt

Written by way of distinctive students from a number of views, this account widens the interpretative scope on spiritual lifestyles one of the pre-Christian Scandinavian humans. the faith of the Viking Age is conventionally pointed out via its mythology: the ambiguous personality Odin, the forceful Thor, and the top of the area coming near near in Ragnarök. even if, pre-Christian faith consisted of much more than mythic imagery and legends and has lengthy lingered in folks culture. Exploring the faith of the North via an interdisciplinary technique, the ebook sheds new mild on a few subject matters, together with rituals, gender kinfolk, social hierarchies, and interregional contacts among the Nordic culture and the Sami and Finnish areas.

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