Thorpe Benjamin - Northern Mythology Volume 1

Author : Thorpe Benjamin
Title : Northern Mythology Volume 1 Comprising the principal popular tradition and superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands
Year : 1851

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Northern literature, more particularly that branch of it which is connected with the early times and antiquities of Scandinavia and the north of Germany, having of late become an object of increasing interest in many parts of Europe, the idea seemed to me not unreasonable that a work, comprehensive yet not too voluminous, exhibiting the ancient mythology and principal mythologie traditions of those countries, might be found both useful and entertaining not only to the lover of Northem lore at home and to the English traveller over those interesting lands, but also to the English antiquary, on account of the intimate connection subsisting between the heathenism of the Germanic nations of the Continent and those of his own Saxon forefathers, manifest traces of which are to be found in the works of our earliest chroniclers and poets. lt was under this impression that the present work was undertaken. ...

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