Uppsala – in Myth and Reality

Stefan Brink

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Uppsala is the Swedish place name most mentioned in the Icelandic sagas and poetry, but the pace has a contested history. By adding one new source, toponymy, to the brew , it is possible to see the importance of the place as a mythic place in the 'east', vital for the mythology created in Iceland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheorizing Old Norse Myth
EditorsStefan Brink, Lisa Collinson
Place of PublicationTurnhout
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9782503554211
ISBN (Print)9782503553030, 2503553036
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameActa Scandinavica
PublisherBrepols Publishers
ISSN (Print)2466-586X
ISSN (Electronic)2565-9170


  • Toponymy
  • Old Norse mythology
  • Uppsala
  • Sweden


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