Co-presence and consumption: eating kin(ship) in Old Norse Myth and Legend
The article explores kinship in Old Norse myth and legend in the light of anthropologist Marshall Sahlins’ definition of kinship as “mutuality of being”, according to which kinsmen are those who are co-present in one another. While co-presence is usually taken figuratively to mean a process of identification and empathy between a group of individuals, the interplay between shared substance and kinship means it can also be extended in some cases to include narratives of l...Expand abstract
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