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Encounters with Hliðskjálf in Old Norse Mythology

From the book Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150–1400

  • Andrew McGillivray


This chapter investigates the mythological site Hliðskjálf, how it is encountered by Norse paranormal characters, and its attributes across the mythological corpus. The author contends the site actively constructs mythical space and, by connecting center and the periphery, represents the prevailing geocentric cosmology contemporaneous to source composition and early transmission.

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