Freyr's Offspring: Rulers and Religion in Ancient Svea Society (Historia Religionum, 21)

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9789155452636: Freyr's Offspring: Rulers and Religion in Ancient Svea Society (Historia Religionum, 21)

This study elucidates the relationship among rulers & religion of the Svear in Eastern Scandinavia during the Late Iron Age. Topics include: Sacral Kingship. Ynglinga Traditions. Society of the Svear. Uppsala. Rulership Ideology. Genealogy. Leader & Protector of the Cult. Crises & Divination Rituals. Adils & Horse-Ceremonies. Disorder & Regicide. Ruler's Funeral Feast. Rulers & Death. Medieval Transformation in Svetjud & Uppsala. Divine Descent. From Cult Leader to Lord of Peace. From the Veneration of Dead Rulers to the Cult of St Erik. References.

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