The Fearless Vampire Killers: A Note about the Icelandic Draugr and Demonic Contamination in Grettis Saga

@article{Jakobsson2009TheFV,
  title={The Fearless Vampire Killers: A Note about the Icelandic Draugr and Demonic Contamination in Grettis Saga},
  author={{\'A}. Jakobsson},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2009},
  volume={120},
  pages={307 - 316}
}
In 1897 Andrew Lang referred to Glámr, one of Iceland's most celebrated mediaeval ghosts, as a “vampire” in his The Book of Dreams and Ghosts. This article examines the arguments for such a categorisation, which are mainly the similar function of vampires and the Icelandic ghosts. It goes on to examine the case of Glámr; in particular, how his condition as a supernatural Other has been transmitted from a previous unspecified demon and the implications this has for the character of the well… Expand
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