Innhold – Bind 8

Contents
Preface

1 Introduction
1.1 Outlines of the Medieval Hereafter
1.2 Medieval Visionary Writing
1.3 Visiones in Scandinavia
1.4 Approaching Old Norse Visions of the Afterlife
1.5 Scope of Primary Material and Criteria for Selection
1.5.1 Vǫluspá
1.5.2 Rannveigar leizla
1.5.3 Eiríks saga víðfǫrla
1.5.4 Gísla saga Súrssonar
1.5.5 Sólarljóð
1.5.6 Draumkvedet

2 Contexts of Vision
2.1 Hagiographic Visions
2.1.1 Rannveig’s Testimony
2.1.2 The Conversion of Óláfr Tryggvason
2.2 Afterlife Dreams in a Family Saga
2.3 Eddaic Visions
2.3.1 The Mythic Seeress
2.3.2 Sólarljóð
2.4 A Ballad and a Quest
2.4.1 Draumkvedet
2.4.2 Eiríkr the Far-Travelled
2.5 Summary

3 Death and the Journey 1: Passing Away
3.1 Glimpses of a Traditional Passage
3.1.1 Ódáinsakr
3.1.2 Á norna stóli
3.1.3 The Vengeful Fetch
3.2 Guides in the Old Norse Otherworld
3.2.1 Gísli’s Dream Women
3.2.2 The Three Northern Saints of Rannveigar leizla
3.3 Summary

4 Death and the Journey 2: Aids and Obstacles
4.1 The Otherworld Shoe
4.1.1 Shoe Symbolism in Myth and Ritual
4.2 The Otherworld Bridge
4.2.1 The Gjallar Bridge
4.2.2 The Steinbogi of Eiríks saga víðfǫrla
4.3 Summary

5 Envisaging the Ideal
5.1 Right and Wrong in the Old Norse Hereafter
5.1.1 Kinship Relations
5.1.2 Religious Discipline
2.1.3 Theft and Public Ridicule
5.2 The Heavenly Hall
5.2.1 Impressions of Comfort: Sólarljóð and Gísla saga
5.2.2 Impressions of Status:
Rannveigar leizla and Eiríks saga
5.2.3 The Hall in Germanic Poetry
5.2.4 The Hall-Paradigm in Vǫluspá
5.3 Summary

6 Conclusions

List of Illustrations
Bibliography
Primary Literature
Secondary Literature
Indices
1 Personal Names
2 Works
3 Manuscripts