Essays on Eddic Poetry 1442615885, 9781442615885

Edited by Donata Kick and John D. Shafer. 'Essays on Eddic Poetry' presents a selection of important articles

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Essays on Eddic Poetry
 1442615885, 9781442615885

Table of contents :
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. 'Vǫluspá' and the Feast of Easter
2. On Heiðr and Gullveig
3. The Evolution of 'Hávamál'
4. 'Hávamál B': A Reconstructed Poem of Sexual Intrigue
5. Wisdom from Dead Relatives: The 'Ljóðatal' Section of 'Hávamál'
6. The Paradox of 'Vafþrúðnismál'
7. Motivation and Meaning in 'Lokasenna'
8. Myth as Therapy: The Function of 'Þrymskviða'
9. 'Vǫlundarkviða': Origins and Interpretation
10. Female Reactions to the Death of Sigurðr
11. Two Sex Goddesses: Þorgerðr Hǫlgabrúðr and Freyja in 'Hyndluljóð'
12. The Trouble with Father: 'Hervararkviða' and the Adaptation of Traditional Story-patterns
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

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