As those beings for whom Urd determines birth, position in life, and death, are countless, so her servants, who perform the tasks commanded by her as queen, must also be innumerable. They belong to two large classes: the one class is active in her service in regard to life, the other in regard to death.
Investigations into Germanic Mythology, Volume 1 by Viktor Rydberg IV. THE PURPOSE OF MIMIR’S GROVE IN THE REGENERATION OF THE WORLD. We now know the purpose of Ódáinsakur, Mimir’s land and Mimir’s grove in the world-plan of our mythology. We know who the inhabitants of the grove are, and why they, though dwellers in the lower
“ 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
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
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 World-Tree – 5) The Rigveda passage mentioned above (X, 129, 4) says that when warmth made its power felt in the primal waters,
I.THE PROTO INDO-EUROPEAN ORIGIN OF THE BALDUR MYTH. 1.THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE DIVINE BROTHERS. Viktor Rydberg’s Investigations into Germanic Mythology Volume II Translated by William P. Reaves © 2004 TOWARDS THE BALDUR MYTH I.THE PROTO INDO-EUROPEAN ORIGIN OF THE BALDUR MYTH.1.THE TRAGIC MYTH OF THE DIVINE BROTHERS. 1) A comparative investigation of the Iranian
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.
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
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
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