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Jul

23

MIMIR’S GROVE. LIF AND LEIFTHRASIR.

“ Investigations into Germanic Mythology ” – by VIKTOR RYDBERG Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved The grove is called after its ruler and guardian, Mimir’s or Treasure-Mimir’s grove (Mímis holt – Uppsala Codex of Gylfaginning 53; Hoddmímis holt – Vafþrúðnismál 45, Gylfaginning 53). 7 Gylfaginning describes the destruction of the world and its regeneration, and then relates how the

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Jul

21

Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin. (2)
– The Three Underworld Springs-

Viktor Rydberg’s Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Part 1: Indo-European Mythology Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved I. Germanic Myths of Proto-Indo-European Origin – THE THREE WELLS – 13) In Norse mythology there are three well-known world-wells: Hvergelmir, the northerly; Mimir’s well, the middlemost; and Urd’s well, the southerly. The

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Jun

28

HALFDAN’S IDENTITY WITH MANNUS IN TACITUS GERMANIA.

INVESTIGATIONS Into GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY “ – Volume 1 – by Viktor Rydberg With Gram-Halfdan, the Germanic patriarch period ends. The human race had its golden age under Heimdall, its copper age under Skjold-Borgar, and the beginning of its iron age under Halfdan.  The Skilfinga-Ynglinga race has been named after HeimdallSkelfirhimself, and he has been regarded as its progenitor.

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Jun

28

THE SAXON AND SWABIAN MIGRATION SAGA.

INVESTIGATIONS Into GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY “ – Volume 1 – by Viktor Rydberg REMINISCENCES IN THE POPULAR TRADITIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES OF THE HEATHEN MIGRATION SAGA 16. THE SAXON AND SWABIAN MIGRATION SAGA. From the Longobardians, I now pass to the great Germanic group of peoples comprised in the term Saxons.  Their historian, Widukind, who wrote

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Jun

25

THE LONGOBARDIAN MIGRATION SAGA.

INVESTIGATIONS Into GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY “ – Volume 1 by Viktor Rydberg B. REMINISCENCES IN THE POPULAR TRADITIONS OF THE MIDDLE AGES OF THE HEATHEN MIGRATION SAGA. What there still remains of migration sagas from the Middle Ages, taken from the saga-treasure of the Teutons themselves, is, unfortunately not much. Among the Franks the stream of national traditions

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Jun

22

The Sword of Victory

By Victor Rydberg – An Adventure out of the German People’s Mythological Epic – …..In UGM I, translated into English as “Teutonic Mythology” by Rasmus Anderson in 1889, Rydberg draws two primary conclusions. The first is that the Old Norse cosmology, represented by the structure of the world-tree Yggdrasill, varies from that presented in Snorri

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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 4

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved THE WAR BETWEEN THE AESIR AND THE VANIR. THE GREAT WAR IN MIDGARD. 107. Frey Proposes to Gerd.  One day, Frey sat in Hlidskjalf and saw within Gymir’s gard, the giant’s daughter Gerd, from whose white arms

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