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The motif Cross in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories
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The motif Cross in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories

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Symbol, death, christianity, grave

Description of this motif: The cross is the core of christian symbols - crucial, one could say. It refers to Christ's suffering and death on the cross and to his resurrection. The cross thus symbolizes not only death, but also the divine's final and inevitable victory over death and evil. On the grave The cross symbolizes not only the fact of death, but also being initialized to christianity and to the souls (and the body's) resurrection. In a ritual context the cross is used at divine services and baptism, and the believing may make the sign of the cross in a number of situations.

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The tales are sorted by year. The leading numbers refer to the number of occurrences of the motif in the respective texts.

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