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Traces of the Norse Mythology in the Isle of Man

By Kermode, P. M. C.

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Title: Traces of the Norse Mythology in the Isle of Man  
Author: Kermode, P. M. C.
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Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Celtic Folklore, Iceland
Collections: Sacred Texts
Historic
Publication Date:
1904
Publisher: Bemrose & Sons, Limited

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M. C, K. P. (1904). Traces of the Norse Mythology in the Isle of Man. Retrieved from http://www.worldebookfair.org/


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Description: Norse, Viking or Scandinavian mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian peoples, including those who settled on Iceland, where most of the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. Norse mythology is the best-preserved version of the older common Germanic paganism, which also includes the closely related Anglo-Saxon mythology. Germanic mythology, in its turn, developed from an earlier Indo-European mythology. Norse mythology is a collection of beliefs and stories shared by Northern Germanic tribes. It had no one set of doctrinal beliefs. The mythology was orally transmitted in the form of poetry and our knowledge about it is mainly based on the Eddas and other medieval texts written down during and after Christianization. Some aspects of Norse mythology passed into Scandinavian folklore and have survived to modern day times. Others have recently been reinvented or reconstructed as Germanic neopaganism. The mythology also remains as an inspiration in literature... as well as on stage productions and movies.

 

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