publication . Master thesis . 2013

The Dual Methods of Motif-extraction: Creating a method for researching textual motifs and mythological entities in the Science of Religion

Jansen, Thomas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
In the textual stories of polytheistic religion we see patterns of character traits, images and situations that seem to repeat themselves across the barriers of time and space. In search of these patterns one could wish for a method for collecting and comparing these small units of comparison. It is my belief that these smaller units of comparative textual imagery is found within the folkloristic term motif. With the aid of a joining of two sciences, that of folkloristics and religious studies, into a cohesive understanding of the term Motif, I will attempt to create a new method for categorization, cataloguing and comparison when dealing with gods, monsters and...
free text keywords: Motif, Norse, Comparative, Mythology, Religion, Odin, Thor, Loki, Freyr, Freyja
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