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Scandinavian Mythology

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Celtic Gods and Heros: Introduction to Celtic Mythology
Youngsters of school age almost effortlessly learn about the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Names like Zeus, Hercules, Diana, Ulysses, Mercury, Venus, and others become widely familiar. Paintings, popular movies, and books trace their stories...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
The Basics of Vedic Mythology
The Vedic language forms a chain with the isolating, agglutinative and inflexional stages of the Indus language, as proved by the march of the clause ta na Sa of the isolating Indus to the vedic root tarS (to be thirsty). At the isolating stage of the...
Deities & Heros >> Indic
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
The Twilight of the Celtic Gods
The Milesians, according to myth, were the first Celts to settle in Ireland. This group was named after the eight sons of Mil (some texts say King Milesius); these Gaelic peoples, the myths report, came to Ireland from Spain. Ironically, the first phase of...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory

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Bloodfeud and Scandinavian Mythology
Bloodfeud and Scandinavian Mythology. 1.
Norse Mythology: Legends of Gods and Heroes
Norse Mythology. Legends of Gods and Heroes by. Peter Andreas Munch.
Scandinavian Myth on Viking-period Stone Sculpture in England
Some 20 years ago I tried to assemble together illustrations of Norse mythology on Viking-age sculpture in England (Bailey 1980, esp. 101-42).
Story telling
She is a specialist in Nordic Religion and Scandinavian Folklore and has published articles on Nordic Religion in periodicals.
Beskrivelse af Suppleringsfag i nordisk mytologi

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Trees to top of new HMRI building
Institute director Maree Gleeson said the construction industry tradition originated from Scandinavian mythology. Trees were placed on top of a new building to appease tree topping spirits.

Suggested Web Resources

SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY and FOLKLORE, Thor's Hammer. website by Scott Trimble / 1996-1998.
Norse mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many of the legendary figures probably existed, and generations of Scandinavian scholars have tried to extract history from myth in the sagas.
Scandinavian folklore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
High-mythology builds on low-mythology in its parts.
Norse Mythology : Gods, Goddesses, Spirits, Legends from
Godchecker's mythology encyclopedia. Hundreds of facts... from Norse Mythology: the Viking Gods of Scandinavia. Scandinavian Mythology: H. R. Ellis Davidson: Books Scandinavian Mythology: H. R.

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