Vägen till Valhall : Begravningsriter och eskatologiska föreställningar i Gästrikland under yngre järnåldern
Abstract (Summary)The purpose of this investigation is to scrutinise archaeological finds in funeral contexts in the province of Gästrikland, Sweden, and categorize them into one of the three phases in the phenomenological model of “rites de passage”. This method has been applied by the archaeologist Tore Artelius on finds discovered at a grave field in Halland; Sannagård. Following questions are addressed: What happened to the deceased person? Where did he/she go? Which God came to meet him/her? Or did he/she perhaps stay in the grave? To answer these questionst I have used Old Norse written sources and ideas produced in the field of history of religions.
School:Högskolan i Gävle
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:03/26/2008