Tracing sami traditions

in search of the indigenous religion among the western sami during the 17th and 18th centuries

Serie: Institutt for sammenliknende kulturforskning. Serie B 135

This book is about indigenous religion of the Western Sami during the 17th and 18th century. It proposes a terminology for the places of sacrifice, argues that any interpretation of the figures on Sami drums must be based on the preserved explanations of the owners, presents a hypothesis concerning the interrelations and geographical distribution of the accounts written by missionaries, and gives examples of how terminologies, dialect geography, and place names can be used to supplement other sources. Les mer
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This book is about indigenous religion of the Western Sami during the 17th and 18th century. It proposes a terminology for the places of sacrifice, argues that any interpretation of the figures on Sami drums must be based on the preserved explanations of the owners, presents a hypothesis concerning the interrelations and geographical distribution of the accounts written by missionaries, and gives examples of how terminologies, dialect geography, and place names can be used to supplement other sources. With references.

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Preface

List of figures and maps


Part I From historical research
1. Scandinavian-Sami religious connections


Part II Searching for traces
2. Archaeological material: places of sacrifice

3. Drums and drum figures

4. Missionary accounts

5. Terminologies: the terms of noaidevuohta

6. Dialect geography: the names of the thunder god

7. Place names


Part III Ritual landscapes, ritual specialists
8. Visible and invisible landscapes

9. The birds of the noaidi

10. A noaidi in Bergen

Abbreviations

References

Acknowledgements