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ISBN: 0595299784Издательство: iUniverse
Год издания: 2003
Book DescriptionAn epic introduction to Norse mythology for students of all ages. Based on the research of the 19th century Swedish poet and scholar, Viktor Rydberg, Our FathersA? Godsaga retells the mythology of Northern Europe in chronological order from Creation to RagnarA¶k. These are tales told by Vikings, epic tales of gods and giants, elves and dwarves, and of how their interaction and wars affect the first generations of human beings in the North. Based on a comprehensive examination of the source material, including the Icelandic Eddas and Sagas, this is likely the way Germanic mythology looked at the end of the heathen era. Many will recognize themes found here in J.R.R. TolkienA?s Silmarillion , particularly the tale of the elf-smith VA¶lund and his quest for revenge against the Aesir, first detailed by Rydberg in his comprehensive Investigations into Germanic Mythology , 1886. This...