Monday, June 26, 2017

Author Archives: John Julian Molin

Murder and Vengeance Among the Gods

 
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John Lindow’s 1997 book Murder and Vengeance Among the Gods is another attempt at interpreting the meaning and background of the Baldr myth. The book has been split up into 6 main chapters, with 5 of them outlining the entire process of Baldr’s life, death, funeral, attempted retrieval, vengeance and reconciliation respectively. The first chapter […]

Gudarnas platser: Förkristna sakrala ortnamn i Mälarlandskapen

 
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Swedish scholar Per Vikstrand’s book Gudarnas platser is a Ph.D. thesis in Nordic languages, published in 2001. The book is part of a larger project aimed at mapping all Swedish place names in a larger atlas. Even though the book has an overwhelmingly linguistic approach, Vikstrand begins his study by discussing the different aspects of […]