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Scandinavian Midterm ReviewMyth: stories about the gods (and their antagonists).Religion: Custom/practiceLegend: a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.Folktale: a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden, and Norway (Sometimes Iceland). Scandin is a mythological creature that marries a god and lives with the gods, but she is a giantess. Navia means island.Conversions to Christianity: Denmark: 965Iceland: 1000Norway: 1030Sweden: late 11thCenturyEuhemerism: is an approach to the interpretation of mythology in which mythological accounts are presumed to have originated from real historical events or personages. An example of euhemerism is imagining that characteristics of Zeus are based on the actions of a real person.Demonization: the portrayal of something as wicked and threatening. For example, a demon statue.Negative reciprocity: occurs when an action that has a negative effect upon someone else is reciprocated with an action that has approximately equal negative effect upon another.Etymology: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.Indo-European: Aesir-Asura correspondence is the relation between æsir, IndiansEddic Poetry: A collection of Old Norse poems, called the Elder or Poetic Edda, assembled in the early

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