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Sagas of the Norsemen : Viking and German myth.

Loren Auerbach Jacqueline Simpson; Duncan Baird Publishers

c1997

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (BL 860 .A93 1997 )()

  • Title:
    Sagas of the Norsemen : Viking and German myth.
  • Author: Loren Auerbach
  • Jacqueline Simpson; Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Description: The Viking and Germanic world. The Germanic peoples -- Witnesses from the earth -- Heroic poetry -- Medieval literature -- Picture essay: The Oseburg ship burial -- Gods of war and destiny. The Aesir -- Odin, god of war and magic -- Thor, god of thunder -- Loki, companion to the gods -- The shadowy Pantheon -- Picture essay: The art of warfare -- Lords of fertility and prosperity. The war between the Aesir and Vanir -- Njord and the bounty of the sea -- The mighty ocean -- Feyr, lord of fertility -- The passionate goddess -- Goddesses and the fates of men -- Triumph of the hero. Legends and themes -- Bothvar Bjarki, the battle bear -- The death of Beowulf -- Tannhäuser, the minstrel -- The Volsung heroes -- The gold of the Nibelungs -- Picture essay : Viking and Christian art -- Gudrun of the Hegelings -- Starkad, hero and traitor -- Grettir the outlaw -- Dietrich of Bern and his champions -- How the Lombards came to Italy -- Creation and the doom of the gods. The creation of the universe -- The three levels of existence -- Picture essay: Sacrifice and burial -- The death of Balder -- The end of the world -- The Nordic legacy.
  • Local Note: acq2005rel
  • Publication Date: c1997
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : Time-Life Books
  • Format: 144 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0705435334 :
  • Subjects: Mythology, Norse; Vikings; Mythology, Germanic
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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