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Norse Mythology: Nordic Mythology Its Gods And History By Harald Pedersen
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Are you fascinated by the characters and myths of Thor and Odin, and eager to learn more about the Nordic gods, the significance of Ragnarok and the history of Norse mythology? By reading this book... More > you will learn about the history of Norse mythology and become familiar with the Nordic gods. This book provides clear information about the numerous gods such as Thor, Odin, Loki, the Valkyries as you learn about their origins and legends. Discover the gloomy fate of Ragnarok, and what it meant for the gods and people of that mystic time. This book reveals not only the myths of Norse mythology, but also provides the reader with historical background information of the Norse people, their developments, their history, and Ragnarok. It reveals and explains many of the sagas and legends, and you will become familiar with the most important mystic places, legends, poems, and anecdotes of the Nordic gods and their meanings for humans.< Less
Indian Mythology By John Wesley Powell
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Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians. Note: The First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution is included in the text!
The Fairy Mythology By Thomas Keightley
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The Fairy Mythology ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE Romance and Superstition of Various Countries; BY Thomas Keightley. Author of the Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy; Histories of Greece, Rome, England,... More > and India, The Crusaders, &c., &c. Another sort there be, that will Be talking of the Fairies still;Nor never can they have their fill,As they were wedded to them DRAYTON. A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND GREATLY ENLARGED LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK ST., COVENT GARDEN, AND NEW YORK. 1892.< Less
The Fairy Mythology By Thomas Keightley
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The Fairy Mythology - The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People. A great collection of folklore regarding fairies from all over the world. “The book looks at fairy... More > traditions from across the globe: Scandinavia, the British Isles, Germany, with folklore tales and the histories behind legends of such mythic creatures as the Kobolds, Korrigans, and the beloved brownie. For a true fairy enthusiast, folklore buff, this makes an excellent additional to any folklore collection.” “One of the most researched and trustworthy sources of information on global folklore.”< Less
The Australian Outback: The History and Mythology of the Land Down Under By Robin Bell
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Take a journey through space and time to discover the history, exploration, culture, traditions, myths and lifestyle of the Australian Outback from pre-history to tomorrow.
Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable By Thomas Bulfinch
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Bulfinch's Mythology is a collection of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, named after him and published after his death. Bulfinch expressly intended his work to be for the general reader. In the preface... More > to The Age of Fable he stated "Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature, of either sex, who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation.< Less
An Encyclopedia of Heroes in Norse Mythology By Ebenhard Borre
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Norse mythology is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the... More > modern period. This book covers the noteworthy heroes of norse mythology, with unparalleled depth and focus, shedding light on one of history's most interesting chapters.< Less
The Mythology of the World Axis; Exploring the Role of Plasma in World Mythology By Marinus Anthony Van der Sluijs
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Towards the end of the Stone Age, the sky was ablaze with awe-inspiring forms not seen today. Dominant among these was a towering, life-like pillar of light stretching from near the horizon to high... More > up into space - the tree of life, the world mountain, the ladder to heaven. This message is heard in virtually every ancient society on earth, but while this 'world axis' is familiar enough to scholars, little sense could be made of the stories. The most conspicuous feature of the ancient cosmologies also remained the most elusive. From a modern scientific perspective, such traditional accounts no longer sound preposterous. Our growing knowledge of devastating events in recent earth history substantiates the possibility that prehistoric people witnessed a violent and prolonged display of high-energy auroras. This colourful book is an edited slideshow intended as an accessible 'appetiser' for a forthcoming monograph about traditions of the world axis.< Less
The Mythology of the World Axis; Exploring the Role of Plasma in World Mythology By Marinus Anthony Van der Sluijs
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Towards the end of the Stone Age, the sky was ablaze with awe-inspiring forms not seen today. Dominant among these was a towering, life-like pillar of light stretching from near the horizon to high... More > up into space - the tree of life, the world mountain, the ladder to heaven. This message is heard in virtually every ancient society on earth, but while this 'world axis' is familiar enough to scholars, little sense could be made of the stories. The most conspicuous feature of the ancient cosmologies also remained the most elusive. From a modern scientific perspective, such traditional accounts no longer sound preposterous. Our growing knowledge of devastating events in recent earth history substantiates the possibility that prehistoric people witnessed a violent and prolonged display of high-energy auroras. This colourful book is an edited slideshow intended as an accessible 'appetiser' for a forthcoming monograph about traditions of the world axis.< Less
Nordic Mythologies: Interpretations, Intersections, and Institutions By Timothy R. Tangherlini
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Nordic mythology—with its remarkable stories of gods, giants and the catastrophic end of the world—has captured the imaginations of scholars and the public alike for centuries, keeping... More > the Medieval North front and center in the popular imagination. In this volume, the world’s leading scholars of Nordic mythology interrogate the complexities of this realm, bringing expertise from folkloristics, anthropology, religious studies, cultural history, linguistics, archaeology, philology, textual criticism and the history of ideas. These essays explore how religious and secular institutions have made imposed differing narratives of interpretation on this mythological world. They also consider the interaction of Scandinavians with other belief groups, such as the Sámi. Contributors include John Lindow, Jens Peter Schjødt, Joseph Harris, Margaret Clunies Ross, Judy Quinn, Lars Lönnroth, Jonas Wellendorf, Terry Gunnell, Stefan Brink, Anders Andrén, Gísli Sigurðsson, Thomas A. Dubois, and Ulf Palmenfelt.< Less