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Publication details for Professor John McKinnell

McKinnell, J. (2005). Meeting the Other in Norse Myth and Legend. Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer.
  • Publication type: Books: authored
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1843840421
  • Keywords: Old Norse, Mythology, poetry, fornaldarsögur, gender
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  • Durham research online: DRO record

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Abstract

An investigation of the traditional patterns of cross-gender encounter between figures representing This World and the Other in Old Norse - Icelandic literature, and in more recent Scandinavian and British folktale and ballad, demonstrating that each typical pattern is generally associated with a particular pre-Christian Norse god.