Hälsingegårdar : skrock, vidskepelse och folktro i Norrala socken

by Lantz, Sandra

Abstract (Summary)
This essay is the result of a study carried out in Norrala County, which focuses on folklore and superstitious beliefs among older farmhouse holders in Hälsingland. The representation of folklore and superstition among younger generations is also dealt with, as they represent the Farmhouses of Hälsingland today. The study is based upon semi-structured interviews, carried out in May 2007 and the analysis is linked to the theories of Ebbe Schön, dealing with aspects of folklore as well as the necessity of magic and superstition among farmers from a historical perspective. The outcome shows that folklore and superstition is limited among the older generations in the Norrala surroundings as well as among the younger generation although the latter seem to have greater understandings towards superstitious beliefs and at times adhere to it. Furthermore, there are possible links to be found between folklore and superstitious beliefs, Christian worship and Old Norse Religions.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:folklore superstition farmhouses of hälsingland magic


Date of Publication:04/15/2008

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