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Is there a specific term in Norse mythology for Odin's self-sacrifice?

Nope. The story is known only through Hávamál, a piece of poetry from the poetic Edda, in which it takes up two stanzas. The relevant here is stanza 138: Veit ek, at ek hekk vindga meiði á ...
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When does a religion become mythology?

On the subject of definition. Religion deals with the establishment of certain ideas that prove the existence of superhuman powers in the form of God or Gods. It educates the individual with the ...
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What does mytheme mean?

Oxford dictionaries provides us with the following definition: In structuralist anthropology and literary criticism: each of a set of fundamental generic units of narrative structure (typically ...
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Is there a specific term in Norse mythology for Odin's self-sacrifice?

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but it looked promising. "Odinn and His Cosmic Cross" (pdf) The term used ...
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The concept that scripture is made to adapt to changes of society, technology, and language

This falls under the the general field of Hermeneutics. Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and ...
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How is folklore different from mythology?

Those are quite proximate terms: Mythology, folktales, legends, fairytales. Generally this: Mythology is a sacred text about the creation of the world, usually by a god/God, the creation or not of ...
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