Processioner i førkristen nordisk religion

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  • Simon Nygaard
  • Luke John Murphy, Institutionen för etnologi, religionshistoria och genusvetenskap, Stockholms Universitet, Sweden
A survey of processions in pre-Christian Scandinavian religion has not been done systematically before, in line with the lack of research on processions in the Study of Religion in general. Both the written, archaeological, and iconographic material is surveyed and Bernhard Lang’s typology of processions is applied in order to de-scribe the functions of the pre-Christian Scandinavian processions. The tentative conclusion is that processions in the pre-Christian North can be divided into two groups: A group of circuit processions of a predominantly hierophoric type often connected with fertility, and a group of linear processions of a predominantly hierophoric-functional type often connected with funerary rituals.
Original languageDanish
JournalReligionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift
Pages (from-to)40-77
Number of pages38
StatePublished - 6 Dec 2017

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