Influences Of Pre-christian Mythology And Christianity On Old Norse Poetry: A Narrative Study Of Vafrnisml
by Andrew McGillivray /
2018 / English / PDF
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The Eddic poem Vafrnisml serves as a representation of early pagan beliefs or myths and as a myth itself the poem performs both of these functions, acting as a poetic framework and functioning as sacred myth. In this study, the author looks closely at the journey of the Norse god inn to the hall of the ancient and wise giant Vafrnir, where inn craftily engages his adversary in a life-or-death contest in knowledge.