Aschw. Lytis- in Ortsnamen: ein kultisches Element oder ein profanes?

  • Lennart Elmevik
Keywords: Place Names, Sweden, Geographical, Nordic Religion

Abstract

This article deals with the Old Swedish name Lytis, which figures in five place names in the eastern parts of Sweden. Previous research has suggested that they are related to the God name Lytir and that the names thus may refer to ancient cultic places. The article supports this idea and suggests that the most probable connection would be to the deity Frö.
How to Cite
Elmevik, L. (1990). Aschw. Lytis- in Ortsnamen: ein kultisches Element oder ein profanes?. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 13, 490-507. https://doi.org/10.30674/scripta.67192