Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Author Archives: Kevin French

We Need To Talk About Gefjun: Toward a new etymology of an Old Icelandic theonym

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The name of a deity often reveals something of their character, and can shed light on obscure elements in the mythology. Unfortunately the prehistory of a word is itself often obscure, and care must be taken not to project a meaning onto a word that was never truly there. The goddess name Gefjun has long […]