Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Infallible Supporters: Women And Saints

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The narratives concerning Guðmundr also contain numerous examples of his acquaintance with various saints, which he seems to have acquired and developed during the period of his priesthood, the most important one being the Virgin Mary. Three saints, two Norwegian (Óláfr and Hallvarðr) and one Orkadian (Magnús) took her to heaven and showed her grand houses that belonged to various Icelanders considered holy men, both the ones who were dead and those who were still alive. An interesting example of &t;friendship&t; between Guðmundr and St Þorlákr is to be found in Jóns saga. Many pious and holy prelates have been mentioned in the discussion of Guðmundr's achievements and merits, for instance Paulinus of Nola. The majority of women appear in miracle stories, the context is usually domestic and the theme provision of food.

Keywords: Jóns saga; Guðmundr; Hallvarðr; infallible supporters; Magnús; Óláfr; Paulinus of Nola; saints; St Þorlákr; Virgin Mary



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Constructing a Cult — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation