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Title: Sacral Place-Names in Scandinavia
Author(s): VIKSTRAND, Per
Journal: Onoma
Volume: 37    Date: 2002   
Pages: 121-143
DOI: 10.2143/ONO.37.0.519187

Abstract :
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.

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