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Ära och död: Mytens identitetskapande funktion för vikingatidens krigarelit
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Honor and death : The function of myth in the construction of identity for the Viking Age warrior elite (English)
Abstract [en]

In this essay I want to investigate how the Viking aristocratic warrior elite in Scandinavia used religious mythology for the construction of their identity. The essay also takes up the concept of honor, which was important for the warriors. Honor was central to all people during Viking age and for the warriors it was absolute. In the religious myths, the aristocratic warriors justify their position in society and legitimate their acts of war. Religion continues to have importance to the warrior elite even after the arrival of Christianity. The myths and the concept of honor made it impossible to question war and violence.

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2010. , p. 65
Keywords [en]
Scandinavia, Viking Age, worrior, myth, honor.
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-6941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-6941DiVA, id: diva2:291021
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(Swedish)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-04-01 Created: 2010-01-29 Last updated: 2010-04-01Bibliographically approved

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