Essays Tagged: "Old Norse"

The world of the Vikings

n expansion in the middle ages, from approximately800 to 1100 AD. This name may be derived from the old Norse vik(bay orcreek). These people came from what is now Denmark, Sweden, andNorway, and had a ... andtrade. Even though the town dwelling Vikings kept cattle, farmed, andfished to meet their household needs, the towns probably depended onagricultural supplies from outlying areas. They also unfort ...

(6 pages) 81 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Vickings and their beliefs.

heir hair, washed every Saturday and changed clothes often. They were not at all the dirty pirates told in many stories.Their attire included: an iron helmet and despite legends was never horned. If y ... gifts from the gods able to blunt swards and stop the flight of javelins. They looted farms, stole gold and silver from monasteries and took people as slaves from nearby villages. The Berserks were on ...

(4 pages) 60 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A Brief Look at the History of English

tory of English is conventionally, if perhaps too neatly, divided into three periods usually called Old English (or Anglo-Saxon), Middle English, and Modern English. The earliest period begins with th ... century, and it continues until the end of the eleventh century or a bit later. By that time Latin, Old Norse (the language of the Viking invaders), and especially the Anglo-Norman French of the domin ...

(7 pages) 62 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Beowulf" as an expression of Scandinavian values and conflicts: Meta-narrative

To be without silver is better than to be without honor. -- Old Norse ProverbR.M. Liuzza's reflections on his translation of Beowulf treated this early work as ... truction of the dragon requires the death of Beowulf."(19) As Beowulf died he,took from his neck a golden circlet and gave it to the thane [Wiglaf], the young spear-carrier, and the gold-covered helme ...

(5 pages) 21 0 4.2 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Detailed history of the formation of the English Language.

from which the word, English derives.An Anglo-Saxon inscription dated between 450 and 480AD is the oldest sample of the English language.During the next few centuries four dialects of English develop ... ngdom. By the 10th Century, the West Saxon dialect became the official language of Britain. Written Old English is mainly known from this period. It was written in an alphabet called Runic, derived fr ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

NOTES on "Thistles" by Ted Hughes. A poem from the book "touched with fire" used in the cambridge course.

ierceness of the thistle by linking it to those legendary warriors, the Vikings, who came from the cold Scandinavian countries and raided the coasts of northern and western Europe from the eighth to t ... through reference to the origins of the word "thistle" (which, with the word "Viking", derives from Old Norse or Icelandic, the language of Norway and its colonies down to the 14th century). He even s ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Essay on "Hamlet" with regards to Hamlet and Ophelia's insanity

choly.2 Even more interesting is the history behind Hamlet's name. Hamlet's name is derived from an Old Norse Amlođi meaning "fool, ninny and idiot", however more important also from a Juttish tr ... e image of the woman reflected on the surface of the looking glass is 'a male-construct, the 'pure gold baby' of male brains, a glittering and wholly artificial child.' Yet Gilbert and Gubar recognize ...

(13 pages) 67 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Tolkien's Nordic Sources for Smeagol/Gollum

ol is cunning, deceitful and intricately evil. These are all qualities that are specific to Loki in Old Norse myth. In the Lokesenna, Loki is exemplified as spiteful when his is deliberately unwanted ...

(1 pages) 1320 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was Hamlet Melancholic or Crazy?

or melancholic rather, or is it all a feigned guise? Ironically, Hamlet's name is derived from an Old Norse Amlođi meaning "fool, ninny and idiot," also, more interestingly, it comes from a Juttish ...

(14 pages) 38 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

A Descriptive Essay of Grendel from "Beowulf".

Grendel is one of the three major antagonists in the poem "Beowulf". We are told he is a monster and a descendant of the biblical figure "Cain" early on in the text. "Till the m ... r describes Grendel as "ent", "ettin" and "scather". The terms "ent" and "ettin" are taken from the Old Norse language, and mean, "troll". The term "scather" means "one who scathes". Many believe that ... h we now translate to mean "giant" in modern English. It is hard to relate the term "giant" from an old English meaning into what we refer to as a giant today. This old norse description is from a Swe ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Bluetooth Wireless Technologies

close enough you can see both embodied in the logo. The word Bluetooth is an anglicized version of Old Norse Blátönn or Danish Blåtand, the name of the tenth-century king Harald I o ... antly more difficult for hackers to bluesnarf your phone. According to the Bluetooth SIG, only some older Bluetooth enabled phones are vunerable to bluesnarfing.BluebuggingBluebugging refers to a skil ...

(11 pages) 22 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Using Perceptual Maps in Marketing

otorcycle industry is doing just fine. This is due to its target customers because they are growing older than the range of age the product was intended for. To determine the company's position in the ...

(5 pages) 54 0 5.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Literary Elements In Rock And Heavy Metal

factor" is Maiden's adaptation of a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding; also the whole album "Seventh Son of Seventh Son" is based around the folklore concept of th ... on Norse mythology : Viking Metal. Viking Metal in respect of content is focused on the Viking Age, Old Norse mythology and pre-Christian religions. Bands like Amon Amarth, Enslaved and Týr are ...

(11 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies