Ancestors in Norse and Sámi Traditions- Jane Sibley

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Ancestors in Norse and Sámi Traditions- Jane Sibley

Naming customs of descendants were a part of Norse life. In some cases, noble families (or wannabee nobles) claimed a god as their clan father as a means of legitimizing their nobility. In other cases, a deceased ancestor might order a given course of events, including the naming of a baby. One could also, in trance, contact ancestors for advice or help.