Teutonic Mythology, 1883

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Philosophy - 468 pages
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Volume 2 of 4. Jacob Grimm was perhaps the first man who commanded a wide enough view of the whole field of Teutonic languages and literature to be able to bring into focus the scattered facts which show the prevalence of one system of thought among all the Teutonic nations from Iceland to the Danube. In this he was materially aided by his mastery of the true principles of philology, which he was the first to establish on a firm scientific basis, and which enabled him to trace a word with certitude through the strangest disguises. As a storehouse of facts within the special province of Teutonic mythology, and as a clue to the derivation and significance of the names of persons and things in the various versions of myth, this work has never been superseded and perhaps it never can be. Contents: wights and elves; giants; creation; elements; trees and animals; sky and stars; day and night; summer and winter; time and world; souls; death; destiny and well-being; personifications.

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Review: Teutonic Mythology Vol. 1

User Review  - Kai - Goodreads

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. Read full review

Review: Teutonic Mythology (4 Vol. Set)

User Review  - Ian Rogers - Goodreads

Teutonic mythology is a bit of a misnomer as it's really about the spread of German mythology. Grimm (yes, the same one that collected all those folk tales with his brother that we now know as "Grimm ... Read full review

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After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother.

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