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Saga Motifs on Gotland Picture Stones: The Case of Hildr Högnadóttir

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Date:September 9, 2014
The Gotland Picture Stones have long aroused interest and admiration, not only among tourists as objects of beauty and casual curiosity, but also among scholars who have been led to speculate about what they were originally intended to signify.  one of the methods used to analyze and interpret the images has been to view them in the context of Old Norse literature. In this respect, three different strands of narrative material, or legends, have been identified as possible sources for preserved texts and comparable images referring to the Völsungs and the Gjúkungar, Wayland the Smith and the story of Hildr and Héðinn.

Originally Published:
(2012). “Gotland’s Picture Stones: Bearers of an Enigmatic Legacy”. Gotländsk arkiv.

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