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Following up on Female fylgjur: A Re-Examination of the Concept of Female fylgjur in Old Icelandic Literature

From the book Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150–1400

  • Zuzana Stankovitsová


Through a close reading of the primary sources, the article challenges the conventional idea that female fylgjur represent a distinct taxonomical category of paranormal beings by arguing that the dichotomy between animal and female fylgjur has been established by scholarship rather than being founded in the medieval textual sources.

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