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Download Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic Epub ¿ 352 pages ✓ A thorough reference to the many deities magical beings mythical places and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe • Explores the legends and origins of well known gods and fGiants and many other beings who roam the wild as well as lengthy articles on well known figures and events such as Siegfried Sigurd in Norse and Ragnarök The author describes the worship of the elements and trees details many magical rituals and shares wild folktales from ancient Europe such as the strange adventure of Peter Schlemihl and the tale of the Cursed Huntsman He also dispels the false beliefs that have arisen from the Nazi hijacking of Germanic mythology and from its longtime suppression by Christianity Complete with rare illustrations and information from obscure sources appearing for the first time in English this detailed reference work represents an excellent resource for scholars and those seeking to reconnect to their pagan pasts and restore the old religio It's a dictionary not an encyclopedia When i first bought it I thought it's gonna introduce me to norse and germanic mythology But it's just a dictionary A Z with no relation whatsoever with the order except of alphabetical

Claude Lecouteux Í Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic Mobi

A thorough reference to the many deities magical beings mythical places and ancient customs of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe • Explores the legends and origins of well known gods and figures such as Odin Thor Krampus and the Valkyries as well as a broad range of magical beings such as the Elf King the Lorelei the Perchten dwarves trolls and giants • Draws upon a wealth of well known and rare sources such as the Poetic Edda and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus • Examines folktales myths and magical beliefs from Germany Austria Switzerland Denmark Finland Sweden Norway Iceland and England The legends of the Norse and Germanic regions of Europe spanning from Germany and Austria across Scandinavia to Iceland and England include a broad range of mythical So because perusing all of The A to Z and very much extensive sections of Claude Lecouteux’s and translated from the original French by Jon E Graham Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic would take ages and likely be massively repetitive to boot and really just like with most dictionaries or encyclopedias Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic is of course not really a book one would generally ever be reading from cover to cover anyhow but consulting and making use of as necessary and reuired I decided to only intensely read and analyse four of the featured letter sections from A to D as well as of course reading the introductory materials of Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic and to finally also check out the included bibliography And yes indeed the general set up of Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic is definitely impressive and in my opinion what Professor Lecouteux and by extension translator Jon E Graham have penned theme and text wise is also and happily exceedingly well researched academically sound and for the most part also presented in an engagingly educational style of written expression a true treasure trove of knowledge and information and not just with regard to Norse and Germanic mythology but also showing information and details on the varied folk traditions of Scandinavia Germany Austria Switzerland etc and how many of these of course do harken back to the myths of the Aesir the Vanir to the pantheon of Norse and Germanic myth and oh wow I also really do so much appreciate that that in the A to Z sections of Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic there are presented short suggestions for further reading and study that then will lead interested readers to the extensive and detailed bibliographic lists at the back of the book Highly recommended as one of the best and most complete reference guides to Norse and Germanic mythology and folklore I have read to date my only reason for not being willing to grant a full five stars to Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and Magic is that I do very much wish that in the introductory sections Claude Lecouteux had featured information about and concerning how Norse and Germanic mythology compare and contrast with other Indo European traditions with Celtic Latin Greek Hindu Persian etc mythology and yes that the otherwise excellent footnotes would also include publication dates and this especially since the footnote sources are generally not included in the bibliography and truly I personally cannot really understand why there are no publication dates included in the footnotes as well when I was writing my academic term papers at university any footnotes or endnotes always needed to also feature the publication dates unless there of course were none

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Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore Mythology and MagicCharacters and places from Odin and Thor to berserkers and Valhalla to the Valkyries and Krampus In this encyclopedia Claude Lecouteux explores the origins connections and tales behind many gods goddesses magical beings rituals folk customs and mythical places of Norse and Germanic tradition More than a reference to the Aesir and the Vanir pantheons this encyclopedia draws upon a wealth of well known and rare sources such as the Poetic Edda the S aga of Ynglingar by Snorri Sturluson and The Deeds of the Danes by Saxo Grammaticus Beyond the famous and infamous Norse gods and goddesses Lecouteux also provides information on lesser known figures from ancient Germanic pagan tradition such as the Elf King the Lorelei the Perchten land spirits fairies dwarves trolls goblins bogeymen Exactly what the title says an encyclopedia It looks uite complete to me