Fjallkonan

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Fjallkonan

  1. 1. The woman of the mountains Magnús Bjarni, Daði Geir , Kristinn og Jóhannes
  2. 2. Mountain Woman <ul><li>This picture is of the mountain woman but she is the ,,chosen one”. </li></ul><ul><li>She is chosen once in every year from the community </li></ul><ul><li>She goes with the ceremony of the mountain on 17th June but he is the independence of Icelandic's . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mountain woman </li></ul>
  4. 4. Text about mountain woman <ul><li>The &quot;Lady of the Mountain&quot; (Fjallkonan) is the female incarnation ( national personification ) of Iceland . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Fjallkonan is thus not only a national symbol, she also represents the national vision, the nation's ultimate dream </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>From that moment onwards she became a well-known symbol in Icelandic poetry </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The oldest image of &quot;the woman of the mountains&quot; was published in an English translation of Icelandic folk-tales, Icelandic legends, (1864-1866) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Also very popular is the image designed by Benedikt Gröndal on a memorial card of the National holiday in 1874 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Her typical dress of was first presented in Winnipeg , Canada in 1924 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Since the establishment of the Icelandic republic in 1944 the reading of a poem by &quot;The Lady of the Mountain&quot; on the national holiday ( 17 June ) has been a tradition. And our teacher was once the woman of the mountain. </li></ul>

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