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Gods and myths of northern Europe

Author: H R Ellis Davidson
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Penguin Books, ©1964.
Series: Pelican book, A670.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H R Ellis Davidson
ISBN: 0140206701 9780140206708
OCLC Number: 1903305
Description: 251 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The myth makers --
The sources of our knowledge --
New light on the myths --
1. The world of the northern gods --
The prose edda --
The gods and their world --
Thor and the giants --
The doom of the gods --
The giants and the dwarfs --
Myths outside the prose edda --
2. The gods of battle --
Odin, lord of hosts --
The Germanic war gods --
The Valkyries of Odin --
The berserks of Odin --
The worship of the war god --
3. The thunder god --
Thor in the myths --
The temples of Thor --
The hammer of Thor --
The god of the sky --
Thor and his adversaries --
4. The gods of peace and plenty --
The deity in the wagon --
Freyr, god of plenty --
Companions of Freyr --
The mother goddess --
The goddess Freyja --
The power of the vanir --
5. The gods of the sea --
Aegir and Ran --
Njord, god of ships --
The depths of the sea --
6. The gods of the dead --
Odin and Mercury --
Odin as a shaman --
The realm of Odin --
The burial mound --
Thor and the dead --
The dragon and the dead --
7. The enigmatic gods --
Bragi and Idun --
Mimir and Hoenir --
The twin gods --
Forseti --
Heimdall --
Loki --
Balder --
8. The beginning and the end --
The world tree --
The creation of the world --
The end of the world --
Conclusion: the passing of the old gods.
Series Title: Pelican book, A670.
Responsibility: H.R. Ellis Davidson.

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