Norse Shape Shifters 

Old Norse and Icelandic sources of shapeshifting.

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This article by Lyonel D. Perabo aims to cast a light upon the colourful yet largely unknown shape- changing motifs found in Old Norse-Icelandic literature as well as in related literary works conceived from Classical times until the middle of the 16th century. 

This essay analyzes the different sub-types of supernatural transformations and which kinds of texts they most commonly appear in and will posit as to their potential origins, genesis, and development within the context of Medieval Norse-Icelandic literature.
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