Teutonic Mythology, Tr. by J.S. Stallybrass

 
9781235609794: Teutonic Mythology, Tr. by J.S. Stallybrass
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... DEAE HLUDANAE SACRVM C. TIBERIVS VERVS. Hludana is neither a Roman nor a Celtic goddess, but her name answers perfectly to that of the Norse divinity, and Sk. Thorlacius has the merit of having recognised and learnedly proved the identity of the two.1 In this inscription I see striking evidence of the oneness of Norse and German mythology. Thorlacius, not without reason, compares the name with Arfrdt and Latona. Might not Hldrriffi, an epithet of Thorr the son of Hlooyn, be explained as Hldffriffi? 2. Tanfana. Nehalennia. Another goddess stands wrapt in thicker darkness, whom Tacitus calls Tanfana, and a stone inscription Tamfana (TAMFANAE SACRUM, p. 80). We are sure of her name, and the termination-ana is the same as in Hludana and other fem. proper names, Bertana, Rapana, Madana. The sense of the word, and with it any sure insight into the significance of her being, are locked up from us. We must also allude briefly to the Belgian or Frisian dea Nehalennia, about whose name several inscriptions of like import2 remove all doubt; but the word has also given rise to forced and unsatisfying interpretations. In other inscriptions found on the lower part of the Rhine there occur compounds, whose termination (-nehis,-nehabus, dat. plurals fem.) seems to contain the same word that forms the first half of Nehalennia; their plural number appears to indicate nymphs rather than a goddess, yet there also hangs about them the notion of a mother (see ch. XVI, the Walachuriun). 3. (IMS). The account in Tacitus of the goddess Isis carries us much farther, because it can be linked with living traditions of a cultus that still lingered in the Mid. Ages. Immediately after mentioning the worship of Mercurius, Hercules, and Mars, he adds (cap. 9): Pars Suevorum et Isidi sacr...

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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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