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Dictionary of Norse myth and legend

Author: Andy Orchard
Publisher: London : Cassell, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the Vikings, with over 400 articles covering myths, gods and goddesses, giants, dwarves, elves and other supernatural creatures. It aims to provide an insight into a folklore tradition which has inspired talents as diverse as Wagner and Tolkien. A general historical introduction provides an overall perspective, and background material on the archaeology and social framework  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legends
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Orchard
ISBN: 0304345202 9780304345205 0304351342 9780304351343
OCLC Number: 36763217
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. The nature of the sources --
Spelling and pronunciation --
The dictionary --
Appendices: A. Odin's names and titles --
B. Dwarf names --
C. Giant names --
D. Names of troll-wives, giantesses and valkyries --
Bibliography and further reading. Reference books and general surveys --
Primary sources --
Translations of primary sources --
Secondary works.
Other Titles: Norse myth and legend
Cassell dictionary of Norse myth and legend
Responsibility: Andy Orchard.
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This is an A-Z guide to the mythology of the Vikings, with over 400 articles covering myths, gods and goddesses, giants, dwarves, elves and other supernatural creatures. It aims to provide an insight into a folklore tradition which has inspired talents as diverse as Wagner and Tolkien. A general historical introduction provides an overall perspective, and background material on the archaeology and social framework of the Norse world is provided.

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