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Inhaltsangabe: A collection of myths that tell of the creation of the world, the deeds of such gods and heroes as Odin, Thor and Siegfried, the machinations of the evil Loki, and more The religion of a people who could produce such a literature as this must be worthy of study, especially as we can see the results of northern heathenism developing until the end of the tenth century without interference either from Christian thought or from the Latin culture so closely bound up with it. The doors between Scandinavia and the East were still open when this literature came into being, and memories of a pre-Christian Celtic culture yet remained alive. It is a setting of another kind from that to which we have grown accustomed, that of Mediterranean influences impinging early on the Germanic world and there are great riches awaiting the explorers of the realm of thought in that complex and vigorous age about which all too little is known. Of men?s attitude to life the literature tells us much, and we must recognize the strength amid sanity of it how much can it tell us of their thoughts concerning death and the soul? This work is an attempt to begin the answer to this question, and if it can reveal something of the variety and richness of the lost religion of the North it will have served its purpose. (cover image courtesy of Ryan Aréstegui)
Über den Autor: Hélène Adeline Guerber (1859 ? 1929), better known as H.A. Guerber, was a British historian most well known for her written histories of Germanic mythology. Her most well known work is Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas - George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1908 in London. Other histories by Guerber include Legends of the Rhine (A.S. Barnes & Co., New York, 1895; new edition 1905), Stories of the Wagner Opera, The Book of the Epic, The Story of the Ancient World, The Story of the Greeks, The Story of the Romans, Legends of the Middle Ages, The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation, The Story of the Thirteen Colonies, and The Story of the Great Republic.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 426 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.96 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1484860853
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1484860853I4N00