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Norse mythology : a guide to the Gods, heroes, rituals, and beliefs

Author: John Lindow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Provides information on the gods, heroes, rituals, beliefs, symbols, and stories of Norse mythology.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lindow
ISBN: 0195153820 9780195153828
OCLC Number: 48655493
Description: xv, 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Historical Background 2 --
The Indo-European Background 30 --
Cult, Worship, and Sacrifice 33 --
The Importance of Scandinavian Mythology 36 --
2 Time 39 --
The Nature of Mythic Time 39 --
Mythic Past, Present, and Future 40 --
Cyclical Time 42 --
Time and Space 43 --
Myth, Narrative, and Language 44 --
Myth and History 45 --
3 Deities, Themes, and Concepts 47 --
AEgir 47 --
AEgir's Daughters 49 --
AEsir 49 --
AEsir-Vanir War 51 --
Alfablot 53 --
Alfheim (Elf-land) 54 --
Alfodr (All-father) 55 --
Almattki ass 55 --
Alvissmal 56 --
Andhrimnir (Sooty-in-front) 58 --
Andlang 58 --
Andvari (Careful) 58 --
Angrboda (She-who-offers-sorrow) 59 --
Arvak and Alsvin (Early-awake and Very-swift) 59 --
Asa-Thor (Thor-of-the-aesir) 61 --
As-Bru (AEsir-bridge) 61 --
Asgard (Enclosure-of-the-aesir) 61 --
Ask (Ash-tree) and Embla 62 --
Atla 63 --
Audhumla 63 --
Aurboda (Gravel-offerer) 64 --
Aurgelmir (Mud-yeller) 64 --
Aurvandil 65 --
Baldr 65 --
Baldrs Draumar (Baldr's Dreams) 70 --
Baleyg (Flame-eye) 71 --
Barri 71 --
Baugi (Ring-shaped) 72 --
Beli 73 --
Bergbua thattr (The Tale of the Mountain-dweller) 73 --
Bergelmir (Bear-yeller, Mountain-yeller, or Bare-yeller) 74 --
Berserks 75 --
Bestla 77 --
Beyla 78 --
Bil and Hjuki 78 --
Bileyg (Wavering-eye) 79 --
Billing's Girl 79 --
Bilrost 80 --
Bilskirnir 81 --
Blain 82 --
Bolthor(n) 82 --
Bound Monster 82 --
Bous 84 --
Bracteates 84 --
Bragi 86 --
Breidablik 88 --
Brimir 88 --
Brisinga men 88 --
Brokk 89 --
Bur, Bor (Son) 90 --
Buri 90 --
Byggvir 90 --
Byleist (Byleipt, Byleift) 91 --
Dag (Day) 91 --
Dain (Dead) 92 --
Delling 92 --
Disablot 93 --
Disir 95 --
Draupnir (Dripper) 97 --
Duneyr 98 --
Durathror 98 --
Dvalin (Delayed) 98 --
Dwarfs 99 --
Eggther 102 --
Egil 102 --
Eikinskjaldi (With-an-oaken-shield) 103 --
Eikthyrnir (Oak-encircler) 103 --
Ein(d)ridi (Lone-rider) 103 --
Einherjar (Lone-fighters) 104 --
Eir 105 --
Eiriksmal 105 --
Eistla 106 --
Eitri 106 --
Eldhrimnir (Fire-sooty) 107 --
Eldir 107 --
Elivagar (Hailstorm-waves) 108 --
Elli (Old-age) 109 --
Elves 109 --
Eyrgjafa 111 --
Falhofnir (Pale-hoofed) 111 --
Farbauti (Anger-striker) 111 --
Fenrir 111 --
Fensalir (Bog-halls) 114 --
Fimafeng 115 --
Fimbul- 115 --
Fjalar (Deceiver) 115 --
Fjolnir 116 --
Fjolvar 117 --
Fjorgyn 117 --
Folkvang (People-field or Army-field) 118 --
Fornjot 118 --
Forseti (Chairman) 119 --
Freki (Ravenous-one) 120 --
Frey 121 --
Freyja (Lady) 126 --
Frigg 128 --
Frodi 130 --
Fulla 132 --
Galdrar 132 --
Game of the Gods 133 --
Garm 134 --
Gefjon 135 --
Gefn 137 --
Geirrod 137 --
Gerd 138 --
Geri (Ravenous-one) 139 --
Gestumblindi (One-blind-to-guests?) 139 --
Gimle 140 --
Ginnunga Gap 141 --
Gisl 142 --
Gjallarbru 142 --
Gjallarhorn (Screaming-horn) 143 --
Gjalp 144 --
Glad (Glad) 144 --
Gladsheim 144 --
Glaer (Glassy) 145 --
Gleipnir 145 --
Glen 146 --
Glitnir 146 --
Gna 146 --
Gnipahellir (Gnipa-cave) 147 --
Gods, Words for 147 --
Greip (Grip) 149 --
Grid 149 --
Grimnismal 150 --
Grottasong 151 --
Gullinborsti (Gold-bristle) 153 --
Gullintanni (Gilded-tooth) 154 --
Gulltopp (Gold-top) 154 --
Gullveig 154 --
Gungnir 155 --
Gunnlod 156 --
Gyllir 156 --
Gymir 156 --
Habrok (High-pants) 157 --
Haddingjar 157 --
Hadingus 157 --
Hakonarmal 158 --
Haleygjatal 160 --
Hallinskidi 161 --
Harbardsljod 161 --
Harthgrepa (Hard-grip) 163 --
Hati Hrodvitnisson 163 --
Havamal 164 --
Heid 165 --
Heidrun 166 --
Heimdall 167 --
Hel 172 --
Hermod 173 --
Hildisvini (Battle-pig) 173 --
Himinbjorg (Heaven-mountain) 174 --
Hjadningavig (Battle-of-the-followers-of-Hedin) 174 --
Hlidskjalf 176 --
Hlin 176 --
Hlora 177 --
Hlorridi 177 --
Hnoss (Treasure) 177 --
Hod 177 --
Hoddmimir's Forest 179 --
Hoenir 179 --
Horn 181 --
Hraesvelg 181 --
Hraudung 182 --
Hrimfaxi 182 --
Hrimgrimnir (Frost-masked) 183 --
Hringhorni (Ring-horn) 183 --
Hrodvitnir 184 --
Hropt 185 --
Hrungnir 185 --
Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Mind) 186 --
Hvedrung 188 --
Hvergelmir (Hot-spring-boiler) 188 --
Hymir 189 --
Hymiskvida 191 --
Hyndluljod 194 --
Hyrrokkin (Fire-smoked) 196 --
Idavoll 197 --
Idun 198 --
Ifing 200 --
Ing 200 --
Ingunar-Frey 201 --
Interpretatio Germanica 202 --
Interpretatio Romana 203 --
Jarnsaxa (Armed-with-an-iron-sword) 204 --
Jarnvid (Iron-woods) 204 --
Jord (Earth) 205 --
Jotunheimar (Giant-worlds) 206 --
Kvasir 206 --
Laerad 207 --
Laufey 207 --
Lettfeti (Light-foot) 208 --
Lif and Lifthrasir 209 --
Lit (Color, Countenance) 209 --
Ljodatal 210 --
Loddfafnismal 211 --
Lodur 212 --
Lofn 213 --
Logi (Fire) 213 --
Lokasenna 214 --
Loki 216 --
Lopt 220 --
Magni (The Strong) 220 --
Managarm (Moon-dog) 221 --
Mani (Moon) 222 --
Mannus (Man) 223 --
Mardoll 224 --
Matres and Matrones 224 --
Mead of Poetry 224 --
Meili 227 --
Merseburg Charms 227 --
Midgard (Central-enclosure) 228 --
Midgard Serpent 229 --
Mimir (Mim, Mimi) 230 --
Modgud (Battle-weary) 232 --
Modi (Angry-one) 233 --
Mundilfoeri 233 --
Muspell 234 --
Naglfar 235 --
Naglfari 235 --
Nal (Needle) 235 --
Nanna 236 --
Nari and/or Narfi 236 --
Nerthus 237 --
Nidafjoll 238 --
Nidavellir 238 --
Nidhogg (Evil-blow) 239 --
Niflheim (Fog-world) and Niflhel (Fog-Hel) 240 --
Njord 241 --
Norns 243 --
Nott (Night) 246 --
Od 246 --
Odin (Old Norse O[characters not reproducible]inn) 247 --
Odrerir 252 --
Ogmundar thattr dytts ok Gunnars Helmings (The Tale of Ogmund Dint and Gunnar Half) 253 --
Ragnarok (Judgment-of-the-powers) 254 --
Ran 258 --
Ratatosk (Bore-tooth) 259 --
Regnator Omnium Deus 259 --
Rigsthula 260 --
Rind 262 --
Roskva (Ripe?) 263 --
Saehrimnir 263 --
Saeming 264 --
Saga 264 --
Seid 265 --
Sif (In-law-relationship) 266 --
Sigyn 267 --
Sindri (Slag) 267 --
Sjofn 268 --
Skadi 268 --
Skidbladnir 270 --
Skinfaxi (Shining-mane) 272 --
Skoll 273 --
Skrymir (Big-looking) 273 --
Sleipnir 274 --
Slidrugtanni (Dangerous-tooth) 277 --
Snotra 278 --
Sol (Sun) 278 --
Sorla thattr 280 --
Starkad 281 --
Surt 282 --
Suttung 284 --
Syn 284 --
Syr (Sow) 284 --
Thjalfi 285 --
Thjazi 287 --
Thor 287 --
Thrud (Strength) 291 --
Thrudgelmir (Strength-yeller) 292 --
Thrudheim (Strength-world) 292 --
Thrudvangar (Strength-fields) 293 --
Thrymheim (Din-world) 293 --
Thrymskvida (The Poem of Thrym) 293 --
Tuisto 296 --
Tyr 297 --
Ull 299 --
Urdarbrunn (Well-of-Urd) 301 --
Utgard (Outer-enclosure) 302 --
Utgarda-Loki (Loki-of-the-Utgards) 302 --
Vafthrudnismal 304 --
Valaskjalf 307 --
Valholl (Carrion-hall) 308 --
Vali, Son of Loki 309 --
Vali, Son of Odin 310 --
Vanir 311 --
Var 312 --
Vedrfolnir (Storm-pale) 312 --
Vidar 312 --
Vidblain (Wide-blued) 315 --
Vidblindi (Wide-blind) 315 --
Vidfinn (Wood-Finn) 315 --
Vili and Ve 316 --
Vingolf (Friend-hall) 316 --
Volund 316 --
Voluspa 317 --
Vor 319 --
Yggdrasil (Ygg's-steed) 319 --
Ymir 322 --
Yngvi 326 --
4 Print and Nonprint Resources 327 --
Background --
Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 327 --
Archaeology 329 --
Etymology 330 --
The Conversion of Iceland 330 --
Medieval Iceland 331 --
Women and Gender 332 --
Encyclopedias 332 --
Primary Sources --
Translations 333 --
Primary Sources --
Commentary and Analysis 334 --
Eddic and Skaldic Poetry 334 --
Snorri Sturluson 335 --
Literary Histories 336 --
Mythology: General Treatments 336 --
Mythology: Important Studies 337.
Other Titles: Handbook of Norse mythology
Responsibility: by John Lindow.
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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland-outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that  Read more...

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This book has a very good and thorough dictionary of names... Its essays on time in Norse mythology and its summary of the historical background are extremely helpful and enlightening. Nicholas D. Read more...

 
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