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Animals and Humans : Reccurrent Symbiosis in Archaeology and Old Norse Religion

Jennbert, Kristina LU (2011) In Vägar till Midgård 14.
Abstract
Animals have always been an important part of the human life-world, and they stand out as significant forces in the Old Norse mythology – here they became imaginary creatures with strong characters. The relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period is explored in the book.



Real animals and fantastical creatures in Midgard became mouthpieces for human characteristics and reflections of people’s social position. Animals were of great importance in everyday life and in rituals and as metaphors in social identity and in power relations. In the course of time, however, the human view has changed, and nature has increasingly been subjected to humans.



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Animals have always been an important part of the human life-world, and they stand out as significant forces in the Old Norse mythology – here they became imaginary creatures with strong characters. The relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period is explored in the book.



Real animals and fantastical creatures in Midgard became mouthpieces for human characteristics and reflections of people’s social position. Animals were of great importance in everyday life and in rituals and as metaphors in social identity and in power relations. In the course of time, however, the human view has changed, and nature has increasingly been subjected to humans.



Through detailed analysis questions are raises about the boundary between human and animal, as well as about our ethical and moral precedence. (Less)
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Animals, humans, symbiosis, social identity, wealth, visuality, networking, ritual, metaphor, pre-Christian, Old Norse religion, paganism, Early Christianity, Iron Age
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Vägar till Midgård
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14
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272 pages
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Nordic Academic Press
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1650-5905
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978-91-85509-37-9
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English
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Real animals and fantastical creatures in Midgard became mouthpieces for human characteristics and reflections of people’s social position. Animals were of great importance in everyday life and in rituals and as metaphors in social identity and in power relations. In the course of time, however, the human view has changed, and nature has increasingly been subjected to humans.<br/><br>
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