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Ein Teufel im Saechsischen Garten: Loki als Verfuehrer Evas in der altenglischen.-altsaechsischen Genesis

North, R; (2020) Ein Teufel im Saechsischen Garten: Loki als Verfuehrer Evas in der altenglischen.-altsaechsischen Genesis. In: Heizmann, W and Egeler, M, (eds.) Between the Worlds. (pp. 76-114). De Gruyter: Berlin, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper seeks to show that the mid-ninth-century poet of the Old Saxon poem later known as Genesis B styled his story of the Fall in Paradise with reference to Old Saxon mythical figures which are better known by the names of their Old Norse counterparts: Loki, Thor, Idunn and Odinn; that these helped to characterize the unnamed devil, Adam and Eve, and Satan; and that the poet made this version of the sacred story in order to offer his own people, the recently converted Old Saxons, an aetiology for the heathen religion which they had been told to abandon.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Ein Teufel im Saechsischen Garten: Loki als Verfuehrer Evas in der altenglischen.-altsaechsischen Genesis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1515/9783110624663-005
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110624663-005
Language: German
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Loki, Odinn, Thor, Idunn, Genesis B
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of English Lang and Literature
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476150
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