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Götter Und Kulte Der Germanen

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2009 (first published 2004)
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Elliott Bignell

This was a fascinating read, but marred by the author's stylistic deformity in that he employs extraordinarily long sentences with deeply nested structure. For the first half or so I was backtracking repeatedly in an attempt to parse the syntax, and I half expected to reach the end and find three pages of verbs as in the sketch about the German academic. I found my pace about halfway and it became easier.

The Germanic myths are rivetting, but frustratingly very little of their substance is attest

Sharon Reamer
I read this book because I wanted a concise summary of Germanic mythology - and I have been looking for a book that could clearly separate in time (and space) some of the beliefs and cults behind the mythology and also supply locations for where the mythologies were employed. This book fulfilled those requirements in a very satisfactory way. It isn't a popular retelling of the Germanic/Nordic myths, so if that's what you are looking for, this book isn't it. But it's a straightforward attempt to ...more
Jaehwa Sa
A short insight about what we actually know about them pagan germanic tribes and their cult. No surprise, we don't know much.
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