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Teutonic Mythology Vol. 1

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This series is an exhaustive compendium of German and Norse mythology and a milestone in the study of comparative mythology and religion. Indispensable for students and scholars of folklore, cultural history, and literature. Volume I of the four-volume set includes: God, Worship, Temples, Priests, Other Gods, Goddesses, Condition of Gods, Heroes, and Wise-women.
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published June 23rd 2004 by Dover Publications (first published 1835)
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Grimm's Teutonic Mythology is really difficult to describe, and even more difficult to give a rating to. His four volumes of texts are full of really interesting material, but it is so poorly organized that it's barely readable. Often one finds, for instance, references in either different formats or possibly even confused, or that the information introduced is only discussed after a few digressions. Grimm also uses various languages without translating them (of course, the intended audience pro...more
As much how I love mythology sometimes I get confuse when there are foreign words whether they are part of the paragraph. Nevertheless it is a good reference for anyone who are in dire need to know more of Norse Mythology.
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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