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Ymers benknotor: Kan kala berg och berghällar, där det ser ut att ha förekommit forntida kultaktiviteter, kopplas till skapelsemyten om Ymer
Södertörn University College, The School of Culture and Communication.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
The bones of Ymer : Is it possible to find a connection between prehistoric sacred rocks and a creation myth? (English)
Abstract [sv]

The intention of this essay is to put the light on and to discuss if there is a connection between a pre-Christian creation mythology and naked rocks on prehistoric sacred places in Scandinavia. Archaeological as well as historical materials are studied. The historical material is mostly from Snorre Sturlasons Asasagan with the explanation of the creation of the world. In this story the world was built from the body of a killed and deposited giant named Ymer. Almost the same myth is told in all Indo-European countries. Asasagsan tells about the Gods and the people in the late iron-age. Sanda in Fresna socken and Helgö in Ekerö socken, both in Uppland and both in activity in late iron-age are used as archaeological example of places where naked rocks are used as some kind of altar for rites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation , 2006.
Keyword [en]
Sacred mountains, Creation mythology, Late iron-age, Bronz-age culactivities, Miniature amulets
Keyword [sv]
arkeologi
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-642DiVA: diva2:16356
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2006-06-07 Created: 2006-06-07

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