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Burning down the house.: Mythological chaos and world order on Gotlandic picture stones.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Arkeologi.
2005 (English)In: Current Swedish archaeology, ISSN 1102-7355, Vol. 13, 99-119 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Gotlandic picture stone monuments of the oldest type constitute a material manifestation of a “concept” which basically deals with world order and balance, from the single picture to the monument as a whole. This concept is detectable in myths, sagas and material culture alike. Only by paying more attention to the female agents of the sagas it is possible to reach an understanding of the common content of ideas between the different expressions. That the elements play an important role in the sagas is reflected in the setting and execution of monuments and artefacts.

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2005. Vol. 13, 99-119 p.
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Picture stones, Gotland, Iron Age, Migration Period, Scandinavian mythology, Norse mythology, dragons, Volsunga Saga, graves, female role, Saga, material expressions, fire, hill fort, world tree, giantess
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20756OAI: diva2:187282
Available from: 2007-11-30 Created: 2007-11-30 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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