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Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

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Ready September 1909

Uniform with “The Myths of Greece and Rome” and “Myths of the Norsemen.”

Myths & Legends of the Middle Ages

By H. A. Guerber

With Sixty-four exquisite Full-page Illustrations from important works of great artists

Demy 8vo, 8⅝ × 5¾ inches, 416 pp. Letterpress. With Full Index

The object of this work is to familiarize students with the myths and legends which form the principal subjects of mediæval literature, and whose influence is everywhere apparent in the subsequent history of literature and art. Following the plan and treatment of the author’s earlier volumes in this series, appropriate quotations from mediæval and modern writings are given in connection with the various legends. These illustrate the style of the poem in which they are embodied, or lend additional force to some point in the story. The book includes notable illustrations and a chapter on the romance literature of the period in the various countries of Europe.

Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: The Beginning
    • Myths of Creation
    • Ymir and Audhumla
    • Odin, Vili, and Ve
    • The Creation of the Earth
    • Mani and Sol
    • Dwarfs and Elves
    • The Creation of Man
    • The Tree Yggdrasil
    • The Bridge Bifröst
    • The Vanas
  • Chapter II: Odin
    • The Father of Gods and Men
    • Odin’s Personal Appearance
    • Valhalla
    • The Feast of the Heroes
    • Sleipnir
    • The Wild Hunt
    • The Pied Piper
    • Bishop Hatto
    • Irmin
    • Mimir’s Well
    • Odin and Vafthrudnir
    • Invention of Runes
    • Geirrod and Agnar
    • May-Day Festivals
    • The Historical Odin
  • Chapter III: Frigga
    • The Queen of the Gods
    • The Stolen Gold
    • Odin Outwitted
    • Fulla
    • Gna
    • Lofn, Vjofn, and Syn
    • Gefjon
    • Eira, Vara, Vör and Snotra
    • Holda
    • The Discovery of Flax
    • Tannhäuser
    • Eástre, the Goddess of Spring
    • Bertha, the White Lady
  • Chapter IV: Thor
    • The Thunderer
    • Thor’s Hammer
    • Thor’s Family
    • Sif, the Golden-haired
    • Thor’s Journey to Jötun-heim
    • Utgard-loki
    • Thor and Hrungnir
    • Groa, the Sorceress
    • Thor and Thrym
    • Thor and Geirrod
    • The Worship of Thor
  • Chapter V: Tyr
    • The God of War
    • Tyr’s Sword
    • The Story of Fenris
  • Chapter VI: Bragi
    • The Origin of Poetry
    • The Quest of the Draught
    • The Rape of the Draught
    • The God of Music
    • Worship of Bragi
  • Chapter VII: Idun
    • The Apples of Youth
    • The Story of Thiassi
    • The Return of Idun
    • The Goddess of Spring
    • Idun Falls to the Nether World
  • Chapter VIII: Niörd
    • A Hostage with the Gods
    • The God of Summer
    • Skadi, Goddess of Winter
    • The Parting of Niörd and Skadi
    • The Worship of Niörd
  • Chapter IX: Frey
    • The God of Fairyland
    • The Wooing of Gerda
    • The historical Frey
    • Worship of Frey
    • The Yule Feast
    • How the Sea became salt
  • Chapter X: Freya
    • The Goddess of Love
    • Queen of the Valkyrs
    • Freya and Odur
    • Freya’s Necklace
    • Story of Ottar and Angantyr
    • The Husbands of Freya
    • Worship of Freya
  • Chapter XI: Uller
    • The God of Winter
    • Worship of Uller
  • Chapter XII: Forseti
    • The God of Justice and Truth
    • The Story of Heligoland
  • Chapter XIII: Heimdall
    • The Watchman of the Gods
    • The Guardian of the Rainbow
    • Loki and Freya
    • Heimdall’s Names
  • Chapter XIV: Hermod
    • The Nimble God
    • Hermod and the Soothsayer
  • Chapter XV: Vidar
    • The Silent God
    • Vidar’s Shoe
    • The Norn’s Prophecy
  • Chapter XVI: Vali
    • The Wooing of Rinda
    • The Birth of Vali
    • Worship of Vali
  • Chapter XVII: The Norns
    • The Three Fates
    • The Norns’ Web
    • Other Guardian Spirits
    • The Story of Nornagesta
    • The Vala
  • Chapter XVIII: The Valkyrs
    • The Battle Maidens
    • The Cloud Steeds
    • Choosers of the Slain
    • Their Numbers and Duties
    • Wayland and the Valkyrs
    • Brunhild
  • Chapter XIX: Hel
    • Loki’s Offspring
    • Hel’s Kingdom in Nifl-heim
    • Ideas of the Future Life
    • Pestilence and Famine
  • Chapter XX: Ægir
    • The God of the Sea
    • The Goddess Ran
    • The Waves
    • Ægir’s Brewing Kettle
    • Thor and Hymir
    • Unloved Divinities
    • Other Divinities of the Sea
    • River Nymphs
    • Legends of the Lorelei
  • Chapter XXI: Balder
    • The Best Loved
    • Balder’s Dream
    • The Vala’s Prophecy
    • The Gods at Play
    • The Death of Balder
    • Hermod’s Errand
    • The Funeral Pyre
    • Hermod’s Quest
    • The Condition of Balder’s Release
    • The Return of Hermod
    • Vali the Avenger
    • The Signification of the Story
    • The Worship of Balder
  • Chapter XXII: Loki
    • The Spirit of Evil
    • Loki’s Character
    • Sigyn
    • Skrymsli and the Peasant’s Child
    • The Giant Architect
    • Loki’s last Crime
    • Ægir’s Banquet
    • The Pursuit of Loki
    • Loki’s Punishment
    • Loki’s Day
  • Chapter XXIII: The Giants
    • Jötun-heim
    • Origin of the Mountains
    • The First Gods
    • The Giant in Love
    • The Giant and the Church Bells
    • The Giants’ Ship
    • Princess Ilse
    • The Giantess’s Plaything
  • Chapter XXIV: The Dwarfs
    • Little Men
    • The Tarnkappe
    • The Legend of Kallundborg
    • The Magic of the Dwarfs
    • The Passing of the Dwarfs
    • Changelings
    • The Peaks of the Trolls
    • A Conjecture
  • Chapter XXV: The Elves
    • The Realm of Faery
    • The Elf-dance
    • The Will-o’-the-wisps
    • Oberon and Titania
    • Alf-blot
    • Images on Doorposts
  • Chapter XXVI: The Sigurd Saga
    • The Beginning of the Story
    • The Volsunga Saga
    • Sigi
    • Rerir
    • Volsung
    • The Wedding of Signy
    • The Sword in the Branstock
    • Sigmund
    • Siggeir’s Treachery
    • Signy’s Sons
    • Sinfiotli
    • The Werewolves
    • Sigmund and Sinfiotli taken by Siggeir
    • Sigmund’s Vengeance
    • Helgi
    • The Death of Sinfiotli
    • Hiordis
    • Elf, the Viking
    • The Birth of Sigurd
    • The Treasure of the Dwarf King
    • Sigurd’s Sword
    • The Fight with the Dragon
    • The Sleeping Warrior Maiden
    • The Fostering of Aslaug
    • The Niblungs
    • Gunnar’s Stratagem
    • The Coming of Brunhild
    • The Quarrel of the Queens
    • The Death of Sigurd
    • The Flight of Gudrun
    • Atli, King of the Huns
    • Burial of the Niblung Treasure
    • The Treachery of Atli
    • The Last of the Niblungs
    • Swanhild
    • Interpretation of the Saga
  • Chapter XXVII: The Story of Frithiof
    • Bishop Tegnér
    • Birth of Viking
    • The Game of Ball
    • The Blood Feud
    • Thorsten and Belé
    • Birth of Frithiof and Ingeborg
    • Frithiof’s Love for Ingeborg
    • Helgé and Halfdan
    • Frithiof’s Suit
    • Sigurd Ring a Suitor
    • At Balder’s Shrine
    • Frithiof Banished
    • Atlé’s Challenge
    • Frithiof’s Home-coming
    • Frithiof an Exile
    • At the Court of Sigurd Ring
    • Frithiof’s Loyalty
    • Betrothal of Frithiof and Ingeborg
  • Chapter XXVIII: The Twilight of the Gods
    • The Decline of the Gods
    • The Fimbul-winter
    • The Wolves Let Loose
    • Heimdall Gives the Alarm
    • The Terrors of the Sea
    • The Terrors of the Underworld
    • The Great Battle
    • The Devouring Fire
    • Regeneration
    • A New Heaven
    • One too Mighty to Name
  • Chapter XXIX: Greek and Northern Mythologies
  • Index to Poetical Quotations
  • Glossary and Index
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • I
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    • M
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    • P
    • Q
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