WE PRESENT: digitalized
Førkristen jul by Sophie Bønding
- It is a widespread belief that when Christianity came to the Nordic countries around the year 1000, the Christian celebration of Christ's birth replaced an ancient pagan solstice festival. However, it's not that straightforward. Before the Christianization, the word jul, Old Norse jól, seemingly referred to a pagan seasonal festival, but its temporal placement, conceptual content, and cultic expressions have been the subject of intense debate within research. This debate persisted until around 1960, after which it has been more or less dormant, apart from a few recent contributions made after the year 2000.
WE PRESENT: on print
- I begyndelsen var skriget
Vikingetidens myter om skabelsen
By Henning Kure, 2010
- I begyndelsen var skriget is an eye-opening proposition for a new understanding of our ancestors' mythology. Most people have an idea that the Vikings divided their world into good and evil, Æsir and giants, who waged war against each other. Snorri Sturluson's 13th-century Edda forms the basis for this perception. In this book, Henning Kure moves behind Snorri and offers a possible Old Norse perspective on the world, man, and life that sheds an entirely new light on the ancient myths. –
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- Samiske træguder (Danish; Carsten Lyngdrup Madsen, 2023)
- Fortællingen om Sunniva og Alban (Danish; Jesper Lauridsen, 2023)
- Af leiðretting eins spellvirkia (Old Norse; C. R. Unger, 1871)
- Fortællingen om Sigurd og troldkvinden (Danish; Jesper Lauridsen, 2023)
- Fortællingen om Toke Tokeson (Danish; Jesper Lauridsen, 2023)
- Fragmenter i Lappska Mythologien: Gudalära (Swedish; Lars Levi Læstadius, 1845)
- Beskrifning öfwer Tornå och Kemi Lappmarker (Swedish; Johannes Tornæus, 1672)
- Det korte Sigurdskvad (Danish; Jesper Lauridsen, 2023)
- Af munki einum (Old Norse; C. R. Unger, 1871)
- Who was Ivar Mortensson-Egnund? (Norwegian biography)
- Helligsteder i svensk Lapland – en etnografisk beskrivelse (Swedish; ed. Carsten L. Madsen, 2023)
- Studier over Harald Hårfagres historie (Norwegian; Yngvar Nielsen, 1906)
- Hvem var Yngvar Nielsen? (Norwegian biography)
- Nordisk gudelære med uddrag af Eddaerne (book presentation)
- Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning (book presentation)
- I begyndelsen var skriget (book presentation)
- Solsönernas Saga (book presentation)
- Norrøn litteraturhistorie I-III (book presentation)
- Samiske fortællinger – Noaidefortællinger (Danish; Johan og Per Turi, 1918-19)
- Fra friðagerð meðal konungs ok iarls (Old Norse; C. R. Unger, 1871)
- Kristendom og kvad (Norwegian; Fredrik Paasche, 1914)
- Brodir drvcnadi (Old Norse; C. R. Unger, 1871)
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