Skírnismál is an ancient Norse Edda poem, conveying pure spirituality - if we care to understand. The Óðsmál series revive profound understanding of ancient poems and myths. Note: This script is written in two languages in one and the same book, English translation and original Icelandic poem. Here we have a script for kids to perform Skírnismál as a ritual, at yule-tide or any time. The performance is all fun -- but loaded with meaning. Actually, here we have something that we are not taught, and do not know, as nobody seems to know the very purpose and importance of human life-spans on earth. The abyss of the allegory of Edda has always been known to some. But, during the dark ages of Europe, many a man has ridiculed our profound spiritual heritage in his ignorance. Therefore all kids have to have access to Skírnismál - here marvelously explained. The poem has layers of understanding, from the all-worldly, material life, to man‘s purpose of life on earth: evolution towards enlightenment. This knowledge we get step by step, when our Norse god Lord Freyr sends his ray of divinity, Skírnir, to our materially-oriented Gerður, a fair and proud female, typically Norse in her behaviour and reactions to Skírnir. Skirnir has, in the end, to take to „galdur“ (magic) to let Gerður see the importance of her understanding his divine errands. Lots of symbolic Norse myths‘ language is explained all along. We get suggestions for the stage, costumes, and set-up, and some useful hints for kids who perform.
Details Skírnismál: handrit handa börnum – script for bairns – helgileikar – ritual
|Title||Skírnismál: handrit handa börnum – script for bairns – helgileikar – ritual|
|Author||Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir|
|Release Date||11th Jan 2017|