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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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Mar

18

Folk Wandering-Völkerwanderung

XLVII. Folkwanderung 1. Miðgarðr was being ravaged by the terrible cold Völundr produced. The destinctions between summer and winter disappeared altogether, and it seemed as if winter would reign every month of the year. The land closest to the southern shore of the Élivágar, where Egill’s fortress stood, became covered with glaciers and sheets of

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Feb

15

The journey of the Dead Part 3

Excerpt from VIKTOR RYDBERG’S “OUR FATHERS’ GODSAGA” Translated by William P. Reaves © 2003 Chapter 38. Part 3 / 3 THE NORNS. THE JUDGEMENT ON THE DEAD. THE PLACES OF BLISS AND PUNISHMENT. – original title – …. A drink is also prepared for the damned, but it is blended with poison, painful to swallow

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Feb

15

The journey of the Dead Part 2

Excerpt from VIKTOR RYDBERG’S “OUR FATHERS’ GODSAGA” Translated by William P. Reaves © 2003 Chapter 38. Part 2 / 3 THE NORNS. THE JUDGEMENT ON THE DEAD. THE PLACES OF BLISS AND PUNISHMENT. – original title – In the underworld, the common path of the dead first winds in a westerly direction through deep and

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Feb

14

The journey of the Dead. Part 1

Excerpt from VIKTOR RYDBERG’S “OUR FATHERS’ GODSAGA” Translated by William P. Reaves © 2003 Chapter 38. Part 1 / 3 THE NORNS. THE JUDGEMENT ON THE DEAD. THE PLACES OF BLISS AND PUNISHMENT. – original title – Urd, the dis of fate, is also the dis of death. Because she determines every human’s fortune and

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Jan

12

Hödur’s supposed blindness

HÖDUR’S SUPPOSED BLINDNESS. To all that has been said of Hödur above, one statement in Gylfaginning stands in the sharpest and most irreconcilable contrast: the statement that Hödur, the warrior, dragonslayer, archer, and sportsman was blind! The uncritical manner in which Gylfaginning has previously been handled has enabled this statement to remain in mythological textbooks

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