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Title: Sacral Place-Names in Scandinavia
Author(s): VIKSTRAND, Per
Volume: 37 Date: 2002
This paper deals with the question of pre-Christian sacral place-names in Scandinavia. Such names have received much attention and have made a decisive contribution to our knowledge of Old Scandinavian religion. The sacral names can, e.g., Inform about names of deities, ritual terminology and regional variations in beliefs and rituals. They can also be used as tool for investigating chronological aspects of Old Scandinavian religion. Although Trials discussed, the material still has great potential and its source-value seems somewhat underestimated.