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  Germanic paganism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germanic paganism refers to the religion and mythology of the Germanic nations preceding Christianization, including Norse and Anglo-Saxon mythologies, and remnants of pre-Christian beliefs in the folklore of medieval and modern Germanic peoples.
The living remnants of the Germanic pre-Christian religion may be regarded as an indigenous ancestral faith, as Shinto is for the Japanese.
She is not known by name in Norse mythology, and if she refers to the moon, she is then different from the male moon (Mani) of Scandinavian mythology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Germanic_mythology   (1672 words)

  
 Germanic tribes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Germanic tribes spoke mutually intelligible dialects and shared a common mythology (see Germanic mythology) and storytelling as testified by, for example, Beowulf and the Volsunga saga.
The Germanic culture grew to the southwest and southeast, without sudden breaks, and it can be distinguished from the culture of the Celts inhabiting the more southerly Danube and Alpine regions during the same period.
Some of the Germanic tribes are frequently blamed in popular conceptions for the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 5th century.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Germanic_tribes   (1777 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Germanic mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The term Germanic peoples may refer to: the Germanic tribes that in the first millennium were seen as a barbarian threat by the Roman Empire and its successors; the Germanic Christianity that in the second millennium came to dominate much of Northern Europe, politically organized in the Holy Roman Empire...
In Norse mythology, Sol was the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur and the wife of Glen.
German Nibelung and the corresponding Old Norse form Niflung (Niflungr) refers in most of the German texts and in all the Old Norse texts to the royal family or lineage of the Burgundians who settled at Worms.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Germanic-mythology   (1494 words)

  
 Germanic Mythology and the Fate of Europe - Questia Online Library
The relationship of Germanic mythology to European consciousness is of interest not only to those of us who trace our direct ancestry to the Germanic people, but to anyone who seeks to understand the close connection between the American culture and its ancestry in the European historical experience.
The mythology of a given culture may be regarded as the stories of the ancestors, the stories our forefathers and -mothers told that gave meaning to life, the protohistorical story of our life in nature and in human society.
Germanic mythology is a delicate subject to broach on account of its well-known bad reputation.
www.questia.com /PM.qst?a=o&d=95142657   (663 words)

  
 Germanic Mythology Course. Andreas Lixl. UNCG. GER 221
The center part of the course focuses on German tales, myths and legends, including the Song of the Nibelungs and folk tales of the early modern period.
The third part of the course studies German tales from the Romantic era and the Brothers Grimm, who first collected their “house” tales in the early 19th century, to the era of the Weimar Republic in the Twenties.
Understand the impact of Germanic mythologies on the culture and the intellectual life in the German-speaking countries.
www.uncg.edu /gar/courses/lixl/221/GER221.htm   (1755 words)

  
 GermanicIssues
The Germanic diaspora occured in two major waves, the migrations into the Roman world of the fifth century CE and the Viking migrations out of Scandinavia beginning in the ninth century.
Unlike Greek civilization, which was firmly rooted in Neolithic patterns of the Middle Eastern agriculturists, the Germanic Indo-Europeans mixed agriculture and pastoralism with the Paleolithic pattern of hunting and gathering.
Germanic myth shows a fascinating blend of Neolithic fertility practices and shamanistic journeyings to the Otherworld.
www.unlv.edu /faculty/jmstitt/Eng480/germanicissues.html   (275 words)

  
 EUROPEAN THEME PARK - With respect to our history and legends
Germanic mythology, in its turn, had evolved from an earlier
Norse mythology was a collection of beliefs and stories shared by North Germanic tribes, not a revealed religion, in the sense that there was no claim to a divinely inspired
An important problem in interpreting this mythology is that often the closest accounts that we have to "pre-contact" times were written by Christians.
www.freewebs.com /eurothemepark/scandinavianmythology.htm   (2638 words)

  
 Directory - Arts: Literature: Myths and Folktales: Myths: Norse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas  · cached · Germanic mythology and culture with a focus on Old Norse, including sections on deities and monuments.
Norse Mythology  · iweb · cached · Introduction to the main characters and tales of Norse mythology with bibliography by Nicole Cherry.
Norse mythology at Norse-Myths.com  · cached · A website dedicated to Norse mythology, focusing on the Norse gods and goddesses, frost giants, dwarfs and the sagas that took place in the nine worlds of Norse mythology.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=3368   (452 words)

  
 About Norse Mythology
The reason for this small little history lessons about the movement of Germanic people was that some of the characters in the Nibelungen cycle of the Norse and German myths/legends may have their origins with real people from the 4th to 6th century AD, known as the Migration Period.
Guntharius appeared in the Germanic myth as Gunther, and in the Norse myth as Gunnar.
Hildico was a German (Visigoth) girl, who was in bed with Attila when he died on their wedding bed, in AD 453.
www.timelessmyths.com /norse/aboutnorse.html   (1974 words)

  
 Read about Germanic mythology at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Germanic mythology and learn about Germanic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Norse mythology is the best known version of, and a source of knowledge for Germanic mythology, the two terms are usually interchangeable, but are not the same mythology.
Indo-European mythology, but also due to the persistent cultural contact between the various tribes and peoples.
Charlemagne is said to have made a substantial collection of Germanic pre-Christian writings, which was deliberately destroyed after his death.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Germanic_mythology   (344 words)

  
 Germanic mythology - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thor, god of thunder, one of the major figures in Germanic mythology.
Since Norse mythology is the best known version of, and a source of knowledge for Germanic mythology, the two terms are usually interchangeable, but are not the same mythology.
It includes articles on German folklore and Celtic mythology.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Germanic_mythology   (425 words)

  
 Germanic mythology -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since (The mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity) Norse mythology is the best known version of, and a source of knowledge for Germanic mythology, the two terms are usually interchangeable, but are not the same mythology.
Unfortunately, even less is known about mythology or religion of the (Click link for more info and facts about East Germanic peoples) East Germanic peoples, separated from the remaining Germanic tribes during the (Click link for more info and facts about Migration period) Migration period.
She is not known by name in Norse mythology, and if she refers to the moon, she is then different from the male moon ((Click link for more info and facts about Mani) Mani) of Scandinavian mythology.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Ge/Germanic_mythology.htm   (736 words)

  
 Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas
Index of Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts, compiled by D. Ashliman.
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, magic, myths, legends, folklore from all over the world and from all times.
Mythology and Folklore, a comprehensive index maintained by Philip R. "Pib" Burns of the Emerging Technologies Group at Northwestern University.
www.pitt.edu /~dash/mythlinks.html   (431 words)

  
 Grimm's Germanic Mythology: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Upon closer inspection, all individual deities appear to be emanations and segments of one single deity: the Gods as sky, the Goddesses as earth, the former as fathers, the latter as mothers, the Gods creating, ruling, leading, governing victory and fortune, air, fire and water—the Goddesses nourishing, spinning, cultivating the fields, beautiful, adorned and loving.
On many German mountains traces of Gods and heroes are found which allude to ancient places of worship: on the Taunus of Brunnhilde, on the Harz of Gibich and Dietrich.
The German priests were active as guardians of divine and worldly law, together with religious worship and popular courts.
library.flawlesslogic.com /grimm_1.htm   (3433 words)

  
 Sol (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One is the male sun god of Roman mythology, and the other one is the female goddess of Germanic mythology.
If you mean the male Sol of Roman mythology, see Helios.
If you mean the female Sol of Germanic mythology, see Sol (goddess).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frau_Sonne   (117 words)

  
 Egyptian Mythology (from mythology) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
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Renpit was usually depicted as a woman wearing a palm shoot on her head or carrying one in her hand, and was associated with the god Thoth...
Seshat was usually portrayed as a woman wearing the skin of a panther, with a seven-petaled flower on her head, carrying a palette and reed pen, items which...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-205124?tocId=205124&ct=   (816 words)

  
 Buy elven jewelry online ! Elves are mythical creatures of Germanic mythology that have survived in northern European ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Elves are mythical creatures of Germanic mythology that have survived in northern European folklore.
What remained of the belief in elves in German folklore was that they were mischievous pranksters that could cause disease to cattle and people, and bring bad dreams to sleepers.
Famous men could be elevated to the rank of elves after death, and in one such case, the full-sized smith hero Vlund is called an elf.Elves are mythical creatures of Germanic mythology that have survived in northern European folklore.
www.elvenjewelry.com /Elvish_language_dress_.html   (602 words)

  
 Germanic tribes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Their technology for gaining iron ore from local sources may have helped them expand into new territories.
The Lombards were not converted until after their entrance into the Empire, but received Christianity from Arian Germanic groups.
Ingvaeones (North Sea Germans), Irminones (Elbe Germans), Istvaeones (Rhine-Weser Germans)
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Germanic_tribe   (1777 words)

  
 Mythology
The richest known mythology is that of the ancient Greeks.
Greek myths were adapted by the Romans, who originated almost no mythology of their own except a few tales about early Rome and events that led toward its founding.
Second to Greek and Roman mythology in its appeal to later centuries is the Norse and Teutonic mythology.
members.tripod.com /~JeanneAnn/mythology.html   (515 words)

  
 Reginheim
Northern Germanic culture: the northern Germanic culture eventually became the most homogenous of the three groups, the main reason for this was probably their isolated position in the Scandinavian peninsula as well as the long time it managed to prevent foreign influences like the Christianization.
The northern Germanic branch was also the last one that got converted to Christianity which allowed them to continue developing their culture without foreign influences while the other two branches were Christianized much sooner and never got that chance.
Although the western Germans had a very warlike spirit it can not be said that they were undeveloped barbarians; lots of proof against this has been found; beautifully decorated weapons and jewellry, runic writings, heroic poems, rich graves filled with personal belongings for the afterlife, and many other signs of civilization.
www.geocities.com /reginheim/cultorigins.html   (1347 words)

  
 Infonautas - Arts: Literature: Myths and Folktales: Myths: Norse:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Germanic Mythology - Student project by Bridget Herrera, covering cosmography and the pantheon.
Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas - Germanic mythology and culture with a focus on Old Norse, including sections on deities and monuments.
Norse Mythology - Introduction to the main characters and tales of Norse mythology with bibliography by Nicole Cherry.
www.infonautas.info /Arts/Literature/Myths_and_Folktales/Myths/Norse   (402 words)

  
 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The myths are told using Flash animation and are accompanied by an overview of the culture, the pantheon of the gods and a series of exercises based on that culture.
Scandinavian Mythology, pre-Christian religious beliefs of the Scandinavian people: An explanation of the connection between Norse and Germanic mythology and that of India.
Windows to the Universe: Mythology associated with the stars, planets, and the sky.
www.tnte.com /mmc/mythology.htm   (1143 words)

  
 Shawn's favorite mythology links
Greek Mythology discusses the cosmogony and theogony of the Greeks, the story of the Argonauts, and the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Mythology of Jupiter offers brief versions of myths about the god Jupiter and some of the other characters after which the moons of the planet Jupiter were named.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology by Sergei Naoumov recounts the tale of the son of the god Perun and the mermaid Ros.
www.fortunecity.com /skyscraper/thrise/430/page3.html   (7714 words)

  
 Norse Mythology in The Wheel of Time
Vala or Völva was the northern Germanic term for a shamanka, the feminime form of shaman.
Apart from her practice of sejd, she was to be schooled in the use of herbs for healing, foretell the weather and the harvest.
It is widely believed that he as Tiwaz was the most important deity in earlier germanic cultures, but he had all but lost his role as king of the gods and ruler of the sky at the time of the Viking age.
hem.passagen.se /kjnoren/jordan/norse.html   (5537 words)

  
 Teutonic Mythology by Viktor Rydberg
The Scandivanians and Germans have the words Tyskland, tysh, Deutschland deutsch, when they wish to refer to the present Germany, and thus it is easy for them to adopt the words Germnan and Germanisk to describe the Germanic or Teutonic peoples collectively.
And while Odin in the Teutonic mythology is the father and ruler of the gods, Mercury in the Roman has, of course, as the son of Zeus, a high rank, but his dignity does not exempt him from being the very busy messenger of the gods of Olympus.
The Roman mythology, which from the beginning had but few gods of clear identity with the Greek, was especially during this epoch enlarged, and received gods and goddesses who were worshipped in Greece and in the Greek and Hellenised part of Asia Minor where the Sibylline books originated.
www.boudicca.de /teut.htm   (17664 words)

  
 Google Directory - Arts > Literature > Myths and Folktales > Myths > Norse
Overview of Norse mythology and sections on Loki and the Nornir and Disir.
Germanic mythology and culture with a focus on Old Norse, including sections on deities and monuments.
A website dedicated to Norse mythology, focusing on the Norse gods and goddesses, frost giants, dwarfs and the sagas that took place in the nine worlds of Norse mythology.
gogle.com /alpha/Top/Arts/Literature/Myths_and_Folktales/Myths/Norse   (419 words)

  
 Germanic mythology - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, there are certain differences between the mythology of the Scandinavian people (as it has come down to us) and what is known about the mythology of other Germanic tribes.
These differences are due to the span of time during which the mythology was described and due to the vast geographical migrations of the Germanic tribes.
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open-encyclopedia.com /Germanic_mythology   (246 words)

  
 Behind the Name: Germanic Mythology Names
Derived from the Germanic elements gund "war" and heri "army, warrior"...
Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle"...
Derived from the Germanic elements sige "victory" and frid "peace"...
wwwame.behindthename.com /nmc/ger-myth.php   (75 words)

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