Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022): Time

Vesions of Sacred Time in Germanic Mythology

Andreea Popescu
University of Bucharest, Romania

Published 2022-12-22


  • cosmogony,
  • eschatological time,
  • initiation,
  • profane duration,
  • ritual,
  • sacred time
  • ...More

How to Cite

Popescu, A. (2022). Vesions of Sacred Time in Germanic Mythology. Papers in Arts and Humanities, 2(2), 51–61. https://doi.org/10.52885/pah.v2i2.90


Germanic mythology offers one of the most ambiguous representations of the universe. Time has a special connotation as the mortality of the gods conditions their response to the challenges set by destiny before them. Much of their existence depends on the way they accomplish their quest to find the ultimate answer. In the Germanic myths time can be cosmic corresponding to the creation of the world or eschatological as the end of the universe is inevitable and certain. In between these two moments the gods need to discover the answer to the meaning of their lives and their place in the universe.


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