Teutonic Mythology Vol.1

Already at the beginning of the Christian era the name Germans was applied by the Romans and Gauls to the many clans of people whose main habitation was the extensive territory east of the Rhine, and north of the forest clad Hercynian Mountains That these clans constituted one race was evident to the Romans, for they all had a striking similarity in type of body overAlready at the beginning of the Christian era the name Germans was applied by the Romans and Gauls to the many clans of people whose main habitation was the extensive territory east of the Rhine, and north of the forest clad Hercynian Mountains That these clans constituted one race was evident to the Romans, for they all had a striking similarity in type of body over, a closer acquaintance revealed that their numerous dialects were all variations of the same parent language, and finally, they resembled each other in customs, traditions, and religion The characteristic features of the physical type of the Germans were light hair, blue eyes, light complexion, and tallness of stature as compared with the Romans
Teutonic Mythology Vol Already at the beginning of the Christian era the name Germans was applied by the Romans and Gauls to the many clans of people whose main habitation was the extensive territory east of the Rhine and

  • Title: Teutonic Mythology Vol.1
  • Author: Viktor Rydberg Rasmus Bjørn Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781594628689
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Teutonic Mythology Vol.1”

    1. Highly impressed with this work. This first volume covers a rather large area of the myths. After some minor bits about language and possible theories concerning the homeland of the Aryans it then goes in to a large section about the migrations of the Germanic tribes and how the Christian influenced medieval documents envisioned their ancestry. Rydberg is very thorough, and takes his time dismissing and proving that Asian origins are incorrect. He then goes on to show how the tribes did have the [...]

    2. Extremely in-depth analysis of all the major migration and heroic sagas from the ancient Teutonic world (Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and to some extent Gothic, Frankish and Burgundian territories). Rydberg comprehensively compares the sagas to one another and to the historical records preserved by Tacitus, Saxo Grammaticus and later historians, and makes compelling arguments for the ultimate identity of the various sagas with one ur-myth of the Teutonic peoples. Abundant philological evidence is g [...]

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