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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 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. The historical background ; The Indo-European background ; Cult, worship, and sacrifice ; The importance of Scandinavian mythology --
Time. The nature of mythic time ; Mythic past, present, and future ; Cyclical time ; Time and space ; Myth, narrative, and language ; Myth and history --
Deities, themes, and concepts. AEgir ; AEgir's daughters ; AEsir ; AEsir-Vanir War ; Alfablot ; Alfheim (Elf-land) ; Alfodr (All-father) ; Almattki ass ; Alvissmal ; Andhrimnir (Sooty-in-front) ; Andlang ; Andvari (Careful) ; Angrboda (She-who-offers-sorrow) ; Arvak and Alsvin (Early-awake and Very-swift) ; Asa-Thor (Thor-of-the-aesir) ; As-Bru (AEsir-bridge) ; Asgard (Enclosure-of-the-aesir) ; Ask (Ash-tree) and Embla ; Atla ; Audhumla ; Aurboda (Gravel-offerer) ; Aurgelmir (Mud-yeller) ; Aurvandil ; Baldr ; Baldrs Draumar (Baldr's Dreams) ; Baleyg (Flame-eye) ; Barri ; Baugi (Ring-shaped) ; Beli ; Bergbua thattr (The tale of the mountain-dweller) ; Bergelmir (Bear-yeller, Mountain-yeller, or Bare-yeller) ; Berserks ; Bestla ; Beyla ; Bil and Hjuki ; Bileyg (Wavering-eye) ; Billing's Girl ; Bilrost ; Bilskirnir ; Blain ; Bolthor(n) ; Bound monster ; Bous ; Bracteates ; Bragi ; Breidablik ; Brimir ; Brisinga men ; Brokk ; Bur, Bor (Son) ; Buri ; Byggvir ; Byleist (Byleipt, Byleift) ; Dag (Day) ; Dain (Dead) ; Delling ; Disablot ; Disir ; Draupnir (Dripper) ; Duneyr ; Durathror ; Dvalin (Delayed) ; Dwarfs ; Eggther ; Egil ; Eikinskjaldi (With-an-oaken-shield) ; Eikthyrnir (Oak-encircler) ; Ein(d)ridi (Lone-rider) ; Einherjar (Lone-fighters) ; Eir ; Eiriksmal ; Eistla ; Eitri ; Eldhrimnir (Fire-sooty) ; Eldir ; Elivagar (Hailstorm-waves) ; Elli (Old-age) ; Elves ; Eyrgjafa ; Falhofnir (Pale-hoofed) ; Farbauti (Anger-striker) ; Fenrir ; Fensalir (Bog-halls) ; Fimafeng ; Fimbul- ;Fjalar (Deceiver) ; Fjolnir ; Fjolvar ; Fjorgyn ; Folkvang (People-field or Army-field) ; Fornjot ; Forseti (Chairman) ; Freki (Ravenous-one) ; Frey ; Freyja (Lady) ; Frigg ; Frodi ; Fulla ; Galdrar ; Game of the Gods ; Garm ; Gefjon ; Gefn ; Geirrod ; Gerd ; Geri (Ravenous-one) ; Gestumblindi (One-blind-to-guests?) ; Gimle ; Ginnunga Gap ; Gisl ; Gjallarbru ; Gjallarhorn (Screaming-horn) ; Gjalp ; Glad (Glad) ; Gladsheim ; Glaer (Glassy) ; Gleipnir ; Glen ; Glitnir ; Gna ; Gnipahellir (Gnipa-cave) ; Gods, words for ; Greip (Grip) ; Grid ; Grimnismal ; Grottasong ; Gullinborsti (Gold-bristle) ; Gullintanni (Gilded-tooth) ; Gulltopp (Gold-top) ; Gullveig ; Gungnir ; Gunnlod ; Gyllir ; Gymir ; Habrok (High-pants) ; Haddingjar ; Hadingus ; Hakonarmal ; Haleygjatal ; Hallinskidi ; Harbardsljod ; Harthgrepa (Hard-grip); Hati Hrodvitnisson ; Havamal ; Heid ; Heidrun ; Heimdall ; Hel ; Hermod ; Hildisvini (Battle-pig) ; Himinbjorg (Heaven-mountain) ; Hjadningavig (Battle-of-the-followers-of-Hedin) ; Hlidskjalf ; Hlin ; Hlora ; Hlorridi ; Hnoss (Treasure) ; Hod ; Hoddmimir's Forest ; Hoenir ; Horn ; Hraesvelg ; Hraudung ; Hrimfaxi ; Hrimgrimnir (Frost-masked) ; Hringhorni (Ring-horn) ; Hrodvitnir ; Hropt ; Hrungnir ; Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Mind) ; Hvedrung ; Hvergelmir (Hot-spring-boiler) ; Hymir ; Hymiskvida ; Hyndluljod ; Hyrrokkin (Fire-smoked) ; Idavoll ; Idun ; Ifing ; Ing ; Ingunar-Frey ; Interpretatio Germanica ; Interpretatio Romana ; Jarnsaxa (Armed-with-an-iron-sword) ; Jarnvid (Iron-woods) ; Jord (Earth) ; Jotunheimar (Giant-worlds) ; Kvasir ; Laerad ; Laufey ; Lettfeti (Light-foot) ; Lif and Lifthrasir ; Lit (Color, Countenance) ; Ljodatal ; Loddfafnismal ; Lodur ; Lofn ; Logi (Fire) ; Lokasenna ; Loki ; Lopt ; Magni (The Strong) ; Managarm (Moon-dog) ; Mani (Moon) ; Mannus (Man) ; Mardoll ; Matres and Matrones ; Mead of poetry ; Meili ; Merseburg charms ; Midgard (Central-enclosure) ; Midgard serpent ; Mimir (Mim, Mimi) ; Modgud (Battle-weary) ; Modi (Angry-one) ; Mundilfoeri ; Muspell ; Naglfar ; Naglfari ; Nal (Needle) ; Nanna ; Nari and/or Narfi ; Nerthus ; Nidafjoll ; Nidavellir ; Nidhogg (Evil-blow) ; Niflheim (Fog-world) and Niflhel (Fog-Hel) ; Njord ; Norns ; Nott (Night) ; Od ; Odin (Old Norse O[characters not reproducible]inn) ; Odrerir ; Ogmundar thattr dytts ok Gunnars Helmings (The Tale of Ogmund Dint and Gunnar Half) ; Ragnarok (Judgment-of-the-powers) ; Ran ; Ratatosk (Bore-tooth) ; Regnator Omnium Deus ; Rigsthula ; Rind ; Roskva (Ripe?) ; Saehrimnir ; Saeming ; Saga ; Seid ; Sif (In-law-relationship) ; Sigyn ; Sindri (Slag) ; Sjofn ; Skadi ; Skidbladnir ; Skinfaxi (Shining-mane) ; Skoll ; Skrymir (Big-looking) ; Sleipnir ; Slidrugtanni (Dangerous-tooth) ; Snotra ; Sol (Sun) ; Sorla thattr ; Starkad ; Surt ; Suttung ; Syn ; Syr (Sow) ; Thjalfi ; Thjazi ; Thor ; Thrud (Strength) ; Thrudgelmir (Strength-yeller) ; Thrudheim (Strength-world) ; Thrudvangar (Strength-fields) ; Thrymheim (Din-world) ; Thrymskvida (The poem of Thrym) ; Tuisto ; Tyr ; Ull ; Urdarbrunn (Well-of-Urd) ; Utgard (Outer-enclosure) ; Utgarda-Loki (Loki-of-the-Utgards) ; Vafthrudnismal ; Valaskjalf ; Valholl (Carrion-hall) ; Vali, son of Loki ; Vali, son of Odin ; Vanir ; Var ; Vedrfolnir (Storm-pale) ; Vidar ; Vidblain (Wide-blued) ; Vidblindi (Wide-blind) ; Vidfinn (Wood-Finn) ; Vili and Ve ; Vingolf (Friend-hall) ; Volund ; Voluspa ; Vor ; Yggdrasil (Ygg's-steed) ; Ymir ; Yngvi --
Print and nonprint resources. Background : Viking and medieval Scandinavia (Archaeology ; Etymology) ; The conversion of Iceland ; Medieval Iceland ; Women and gender ; Encyclopedias ; Primary sources : translations ; Primary sources : commentary and analysis (Eddic and Skaldic poetry ; Snorri Sturluson) ; Literary histories ; Mythology : general treatments ; Mythology : important studies ; Nonprint resources.
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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