A Dictionary of Northern Mythology

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Boydell and Brewer, 1996 - 424 Seiten
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For two and a half thousand years, from 1500 BC to AD 1000, a culture as significant as the classical civilisation of the Mediterranean world settled an immense area in northern Europe that stretched from Iceland to the Black Sea. But the sources of our knowledge about these societies are relatively few, leaving the gods of the North shrouded in mystery. In compiling this dictionary Rudolf Simek has made the fullest possible use of the information available -Christian accounts, Eddic lays, the Elder Edda, runic inscriptions, Roman authors (especially Tacitus), votive stones, place names and archaeological discoveries. He has adhered throughout to a broad definition of mythology which presents the beliefs of the heathen Germanic tribes in their entirety: not only tales of the gods, but beings from lower levels of belief: elves, dwarfs and giants; the beginning and end of the world; the creation of man, death and the afterlife; cult, burial customs and magic - an entire history of Germanic religion.RUDOLF SIMEK is Professor of Medieval German and Scandinavian literature at the University of Bonn in Germany.

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The go-to dictionary of Norse mythological names and places. I've had this copy for years and love it so very much. It stands unsurpassed. Accept no substitute to Simek! It's what Neil Gaiman used to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Angela Hall leads a team of architects at SAS Institute Inc. who implement analytic focused solutions that uncover hidden patterns to make improvements such as eliminating waste and fraud. A SAS user since 1995, Angela enjoys working with OLAP data structures and developing custom applications using stored processes. She received a BS in statistics from N.C. State University and an MBA with an emphasis in technology management from the University of Phoenix. A previous chair of the American Society of Quality's Raleigh, North Carolina, chapter, she has also co-chaired a Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) section and continues to present papers at SAS Global Forum conferences.

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