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Norse Mythology/Tolkien

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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

I am doing a short course where I am researching Norse Mythology and I would like to know if anyone can help me as their is a lot of contradictory information and when I read I get more confused than I started with especially interpretations of the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda. I know that there are now followers of the Asatru religion and wonder if there are any h2g2 that can help me.

I am interested in the Smillarion and I have tried several times to read it but have given up as it very hard going. Please can anyone share their thoughts on the book.


Thank you


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/187873.Mythology

I bought this for the kids many years ago, via readers digest. You might be able to find it in a library ? Kat smiley - smiley

it might have something you can use ?


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Thank you Prof, I did not find much at the local library but thank you for the link. I will have a look.smiley - cheerssmiley - ta


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Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Have a look at this, Thinker:

http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/Ni-Pa/Norse-Mythology.html

It mentions two legendary writers: Snorri Sturluson and Saxo Grammaticus who back in the 12oos researched and recorded the tales of old and delivered the sources that all learned people rely on to this very day

Snorri Sturluson:
http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/knowledge/Snorri_Sturluson.html

Saxo Grammaticus:
http://www.mythencyclopedia.com/knowledge/Saxo_Grammaticus.html

Hope this is helpful smiley - smiley

smiley - pirate


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Thanks Pierce for the links, they will be of great help. In my next lesson we will be learning about the Nine Worlds and the World Tree.smiley - smiley


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Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Apart from the Influence of Norse mythology in J R R Tolkien's Middle Earth themed literature; there is also the Welsh Celtic influences especially in Sidarain, the Elvish Language spoke by the Grey Elves. Irish Celtic mythology was behind the Undying Lands of the Valar with the use of the Celtic Immortal Isles of the West.


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

http://www.britannica.com/

Kat, in the top right hand corner, it says activate your free trial ?

might be worth looking at ? I know it's a subscription set up. But the free bit might allow you to get some info of Norse stuff ? and then shut down before they want moneysmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Thank you Prof for the very helpful link.smiley - oksmiley - cheers


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - hugsmiley - smoochno bother love

a free bit could give some good info smiley - biggrin I once got a CD disc of the encyclopaedia, loaded it in and as soon as it wanted subs for either weekly or monthly use - it was taken out smiley - laughsmiley - laughsmiley - laugh


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