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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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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 3

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved THE FIMBUL-WINTER 63.Ivaldi’s Sons in the Wolfdales.  In one of the dark stretches of valley at the northernmost edge of the world, where one of the tunnels to Niflhel is found, Ivaldi’s sons built a home and

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May

26

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 2

Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II – by VIKTOR RYDBERG- Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 All Rights Reserved AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 2 IV. THE AGE OF WAR BEFORE THE FIMBUL-WINTER 24. Thor’s Campaign Against the Giant Geirrod. The gods and the giants were now

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May

25

AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER – Part 1

“ Investigations into Germanic Mythology ” – Volume II , by VIKTOR RYDBERG -Translated and Annotated by William P. Reaves © 2010 – All Rights Reserved- “AN OVERVIEW of the GERMANIC MYTHOLOGY’S EPIC ORDER” Part 1 I have presented for my readers, in their details and overall, provide evidence that the Germanic myths formed an

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Apr

9

Winged Fate: Norns and Swanmaidens

Foremost among the Norns is Urd accompanied by her two sisters, Verdandi and Skuld. They are said to “choose life” (líf kuru) for men at birth. All this from Völuspá 20: 20. Then came women, much-knowingThree out of the sea (or hall) that stands under the tree;Urd, one is named, another Verdandi, —scoring on boards—Skuld

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