Additional Notes to Chapter 4


Additional Note 1
Schuon has "destroyer of peace" rather than "thief of peace," and interprets it as destroyer of "God-forgetting worldliness." The name Frithjof became popular in 1890s as a result of the exploits of the Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), and derives from a fourteenth-century Icelandic saga about a fictional Fridtjof den Frøkne [Peace-thief the Courageous]. Despite his first name, Nansen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1922. See Ola Stemshaug, ed., Norsk Personnamnleksikon (Oslo: Norske Samlaget, 1982). My thanks to Dr Knut Vikør for this information.
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