Finn Magnusen: “On the ancient Scandinavians’ division of the times of the day”

Mémoires de la Société Royale des Antiquaires du Nord, 1, 165–192 (1839)

This paper was scanned to accompany O.S. Reuter’s article “Der Himmel über den Germanen” (translated on this website as “Skylore of the North”). The detailed discussion of the Scandinavian daymarks by the noted Icelandic scholar Finn Magnusen (or Finnur Magnússon, 1781–1847) supplements Reuter’s account.

To avoid breaking up the text with long footnotes, all footnotes have been removed to the end.

The digitized version contains the following Web pages:

Main text
Plan of a complete dial of the ancient Northmen