Great Old Resources - Five Different Titles
There are a wide variety of old books that serve as amazing resources regarding Germanic and Scandinavian Culture and History. These are but a few of the resources available. Here are the book titles, with descriptions for each provided below...
Age of Fable - This 1856 book by Thomas Bulfinch covers mostly Greek and "Classical" Mythology, but it has chapters on Egyptian Mythology, Eastern Mythology, and finally what he calls the "Northern Mythology, which is covered on pages 436 through 465 of the text. Bulfinch's work is a classic text...still in print today...though we've seen editions of his text that had the Northern Mythology section removed completely. But not here...
The Heroes of Asgard - This 1907 school book for secondary school was written by A. and E. Keary. It was edited for use in school rooms by M.R. Earle. It is illustrated with beautiful old-fashioned line drawings and has a secondary title of "Tales from Scandinavian Mythology." This would be a good book for reading to children about the Heathen Gods.
Religion of the Northmen - This is an 1854 book by Rudolph Keyser, Professor of History in the University of Norway...translated by Barclay Pennock. This translation has a lengthy introduction, in order to give the reader an understanding of the Eddas and Sagas prior to reading the translation of Keyser's original text.
Scandinavia in the Viking Age - This 1920 book by Mary Wilhelmine
Williams, Ph.D. covers the Land and the People, Kinship and Nationality, Classes within Society, Childhood, Dress
and Ornament, Marriage and Divorce, the Position of Women, Homesteads and Houses, Furnishings and Food, Agriculture,
Hunting and Fishing, Transportation, Trade and Commerce, Markets and Towns, Weapons and Warfare, Government, Justice,
Social Gatherings, the Runes, Learning and Art, Religion, Superstition, and Death and Burial.
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