Dictionary of Northern Mythology

Over 1700 entries cover mythology and religion of heathen Germanic tribes: Scandinavians, Goths, Angles and Saxons, 1500 BC-1000 AD. In compiling this dictionary Rudolf Simek has made the fullest use of the information available--Christian ...

Author: Rudolf Simek

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859915137

Category: Religion

Page: 424

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Over 1700 entries cover mythology and religion of heathen Germanic tribes: Scandinavians, Goths, Angles and Saxons, 1500 BC-1000 AD.

Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the Vikings, with over 400 articles covering myths, gods and goddesses, giants, dwarves, elves and other supernatural creatures.

Author: Andy Orchard

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304345205

Category: Reference

Page: 223

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A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the myths and legends of northern Europe. Recounts the major sagas and legends, from Baldrs draumar to Volsunga saga. Describes the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarfs and other supernatural creatures of Northern myth. Details the cosmology of the Norse world, from Asgard, home of the gods, to Niflheim, the place of freezing mists, to Hel, the land of the dead. Explores a wide range of related topics, such as amulets, magic, runes, and the rite of the blood-eagle. It considers a wide range of historical and literary sources, from the Latin of Tacitus to the Icelandic of Snorri Sturluson.

A Dictionary of World Mythology

Author: Arthur Cotterell

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ISBN: 0192177478

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Page: 256

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Norse Mythology

The standard etymological dictionary is Jan de Vries, Altnordisches
etymologisches Wörterbuch (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1962). ... as do Rudolf Simek,
Lexikon der altgermanischen Mythologie, translated as Dictionary of Northern
Mythology, trans.

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839698

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.

Old Norse Mythology

Several good handbooks of the mythology exist using a dictionary format . They
differ in aim and coverage . John Lindow , Norse Mythology : A Guide to the Gods
, Heroes , Rituals , and Beliefs ( Oxford , 2001 ) , contains a chapter on “ Time ...

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190852275

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An innovative and accessible overview of how ancient Scandinavians understood and made use of their mythological stories. Old Norse Mythology provides a unique survey of the mythology of Scandinavia: the gods Þórr (Thor) with his hammer, the wily and duplicitous Óðinn (Odin), the sly Loki, and other fascinating figures. They create the world, battle their enemies, and die at the end of the world, which arises anew with a new generation of gods. These stories were the mythology of the Vikings, but they were not written down until long after the conversion to Christianity, mostly in Iceland. In addition to a broad overview of Nordic myths, the book presents a case study of one myth, which tells of how Þórr (Thor) fished up the World Serpent, analyzing the myth as a sacred text of the Vikings. Old Norse Mythology also explores the debt we owe to medieval intellectuals, who were able to incorporate the old myths into new paradigms that helped the myths to survive when they were no longer part of a religious system. This superb introduction traces the use of the mythology in ideological contexts, from the Viking Age until the twenty-first century, as well as in entertainment.

Norse Mythology

(Thor's visit to Hymir, for example, the way I tell it here, is a hybrid: it begins in the
Poetic Edda, then adds details of Thor's fishing adventure from Snorri's version.)
My battered copy of A Dictionary of Northern Mythology, by Rudolf Simek, ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408887029

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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THE NO 1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Bestselling and much loved author Neil Gaiman, whose novel American Gods has been adapted into a major television series, brings vividly to life the stories of Norse mythology that have inspired his own extraordinary writing in this number one Sunday Times bestseller The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarok and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

Prof S Bugge s Studies on Northern Mythology Shortly Examined

An Introduction to the study of Illustrated Manuscripts ; with a Dictionary of
Subjects in the British Museum . By Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner . 8vo
. London 1879 ) , we have the result as far as the enormous treasures of the
British ...

Author: George Stephens

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Page: 469

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A General Biographical Dictionary

The have been employed for some years in writing reputation which he enjoyed ,
though brilliant , a Dictionary of Northern Mythology . He was transitory , for his
Rinaldini , and the died at Wiemar in 1827 , aged sixty - two.host of imitations ...

Author: John Gorton

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Category: Biography

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Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology

See LELEWEL , " Histoire de Pologne ; " “ Nouvelle Biographie Généra'e . Sif ,
seef , ( probably allied to the Anglo - Saxon sifi , " pure , " " chaste , " " inviolate , " }
in the Norse mythology , Sigismund ( called also Augustus ) II . , a son of the the ...

Author: Joseph Thomas

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Category: Biography

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Mythological Women

Author: Rudolf Simek

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Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 374

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Catalogue of the Illinois State Library

Anderson , R . B . Norse Mythology . . . . . . . . - Bell , J . New Pantheon ; or ,
Historical Dictionary of the Gods , Demi - Gods and Heroes . 2 vols . . . . . - Brinton
, D . G . Myths of the New World . - Buffinch , T . Age of Fable ; or , The Beauties of
 ...

Author: Illinois State Library

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Category: Dictionary catalogs

Page: 521

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A Universal English German and German English Dictionary English and German v 1 A K v 2 L Z

Glass - 10 . term used in glass - works . L. G. Low - German . North . Myth .
Northern Mythology . Glaz . term used by glaziers . Linc . Lincolnshire . N. T. New
Testament . Glouc . Gloucestershire . Ling . linguistics . not used . Glov . glover's
term .

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Encyclop dia Americana

A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography,
a New Edition; Including a Copious ... 320 NORTHERN MYTHOLOGY -
NORTHERN WAR . fesh - color , and with a terrible figure , the tain very different ...

Author: Francis Lieber

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages

Myth . » term in Mythology , Uusdrud in der Mythologie . » substantive of the
neuter gender , Sauptwort jádlichen ... N - m . needle maker ; needle mill ,
Uusdrud der Nadler oder in den Radelo fabriken . North . Myth . » northern
mythology ...

Author: Felix Flügel

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A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

Ag Grimm derives this popular and widely diffused tale from the old Northern
mythology , and finds its prototype in the sleeping Brynhild , and her awakening
and deliverance by Sigurd . Dunlop thinks it was suggested by the story of ...

Author: William Adolphus Wheeler

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Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Dictionary of Illustrations Adapted to Christian Teaching Embracing Mythology Analogies Legends and Religious Anecdotes Etc

HABIT , Illustrated . The wolf Fenris , of of years winding up a watch at a certain
hour , it Northern mythology , occasioned the gods much trou becomes so much
a routine as to be done in utter ble . He possessed remarkable strength ,
breaking ...

Author: Elon Foster

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Category: Anecdotes

Page: 839

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A Dictionary of English Etymology

Elf . AS . ælf , elf , ON . alfr , alfi , G . alp , supernatural beings of the Northern
mythology Ell . The length of the forearm , the forearm taken as a measure of
length . Gr . wlevn , Lat . ulna , the forearm , Du . el , eln , Fr , aulne , an ell -
measure , as ...

Author: Hensleigh Wedgwood

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A Dictionary of the German and English Languages

... Sal ' ten , v . m . to dispose , manage , rule - loon , m . fullage . dalten und - , to
do and act without con Bally ' ren , Balltoʻrien , f . pl . the Walkyrae trol , to rule ,
govern ; walt ' s for walte e ! ) ( in Northern mythology ) . Gott , may God grant it .

Author: George J. Adler

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Category: English language

Page: 1374

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A Dictionary of the English Language

Abridged from the American Dictionary Noah Webster. > NET , . Neat ; clear of all
charges ; it is also NIB ' - BLER , n ... In northern mythology , an evil spirit of NEU -
ROL ' - 0 - GY , n . A description of the nerves . the waters . NEC - ROT - I8 . a .

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher:

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Page: 546

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A Dictionary of Terms in Art Edited and illustrated by F W F

The applenhyth also a prominent place in base dhe prophet , while thus
fantasticelly northern mythology according to Scan used by them . This style
dinavian legends , Iduna , goddess of youth , which we find , for example , in the
Alhamhad ...

Author: Frederick William Fairholt

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