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The mythology of Scandinavia, which was also widespread in Germany and Britain until the establishment there of Christianity. For the people and places most important in Norse mythology, see Odin, Thor, trolls, and Valhalla.

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  • Readers of norse mythology may suppose that these weird sisters were dim, vague, shadowy creatures; but they are mistaken.

    Second Book of Tales

    Eugene Field
  • The influence of norse mythology upon the works of Klopstock manifests itself largely in externals; similarly does that of Ossian.

    Ossian in Germany Rudolf Tombo
  • In norse mythology the vesture of the uncanny maid is oftenest a seal-skin, and a vein of pathos enters the legends.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • The Raven was, indeed, from of old endowed with the holy awfulness of the christian dove, in the norse mythology.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Equally favoured were stories dealing with norse mythology and the heroic legends of his race.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • The concurrence of the winter solstice with Christmas gave rise in the earliest times to many of the tales of norse mythology.

    Around the Yule Log Willis Boyd Allen
  • Of the distinctive poetic character or merit of this norse mythology I have not room to speak; nor does it concern us much.

    Heroes and Hero Worship Thomas Carlyle
  • The spiritual ideals in norse mythology are more important than the physical ideals.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry

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