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Fjallkonan

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  • 1. The woman of the mountains Magnús Bjarni, Daði Geir , Kristinn og Jóhannes
  • 2. Mountain Woman
    • This picture is of the mountain woman but she is the ,,chosen one”.
    • She is chosen once in every year from the community
    • She goes with the ceremony of the mountain on 17th June but he is the independence of Icelandic's .
  • 3.
    • Mountain woman
  • 4. Text about mountain woman
    • The "Lady of the Mountain" (Fjallkonan) is the female incarnation ( national personification ) of Iceland .
  • 5.
    • While she symbolised what Icelanders considered to be genuine and purely Icelandic, in her purity she reflected a deep-seated, but unattainable, wish of Icelanders to be a totally independent nation
  • 6.
    • Fjallkonan is thus not only a national symbol, she also represents the national vision, the nation's ultimate dream
  • 7.
    • She was first depicted in the poem Ofsjónir by Eggert Ólafsson ( 1752 ) but her name was mentioned for the first time in the poem Eldgamla Ísafold by Bjarni Thorarensen
  • 8.
    • From that moment onwards she became a well-known symbol in Icelandic poetry
  • 9.
    • The oldest image of "the woman of the mountains" was published in an English translation of Icelandic folk-tales, Icelandic legends, (1864-1866)
  • 10.
    • It is the work of the German painter J. B. Zwecker, who drew it to specifications provided by Eiríkur Magnússon , one of the translators. Eiríkur described the picture in a letter to Jón Sigurðsson (11 April 1866)
  • 11.
    • Also very popular is the image designed by Benedikt Gröndal on a memorial card of the National holiday in 1874
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    • Her typical dress of was first presented in Winnipeg , Canada in 1924
  • 13.
    • Since the establishment of the Icelandic republic in 1944 the reading of a poem by "The Lady of the Mountain" on the national holiday ( 17 June ) has been a tradition. And our teacher was once the woman of the mountain.

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