THE FUNERAL AND BURIAL PRACTICES IN THE SCANDINAVIAN SOCIETY IN THE PAGAN PERIOD
PAGAN DÖNEMİ İSKANDİNAV TOPLUMUNDA CENAZE VE DEFİN UYGULAMALARI

Author : Pınar ÜLGEN - - HALİL YAVAŞ
Number of pages : 253-265

Abstract

There are alot of differant customs in Vikings as all societies. One of the most interestings is custom of dead burial. Namely, when we look some records that were writen after two centuries than a period that dead burials behaviours before Christianity were a rule; we see that ideological situations sometimes effect presentation forms of these ceremonies.The most important is individualism in the forms of dead burial.However, it have been studied to be told that were become a part of society with these customs. The funeral and burial practices in the Vikings showed that graves wiould be an understood shape and these graves are deteched as visual cues taht defined a character. In this study, we will study to tell funeral and burial practices in Scandinavian society in the Pagan period.

Keywords

Pagan, Viking, Funeral, Saga, Scandinavian

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