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bulletDanish History of Saxo Grammaticus is one of the most important source documents beyond the Eddas (from The Online Medieval & Classical Library).
bullet Encyclopedia Mythica has an extensive Norse Mythology section.
bullet Forn fraedi  covers Medieval Icelandic literature including information on Snorri Sturluson the Poetic Edda, Prose Edda, Egil's Saga, and Laxdæla.
bullet German Changeling Legends offers texts, edited and translated by D. L. Ashliman, about fairy changelings.
bulletGermanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas by D. L. Ashliman offers annotated links to web resources containing information about Germanic mythology as well as collections of material on Odin, Balder, the Havamal, etc.
bullet Havamal - the words of Othinn - two English translations presented with the original text.
bulletLegend of Frau Hitt recounts several variants of the heartless woman who was turned to stone when she refused food to a beggar.
bulletLife and Death of Cormac the Skald
bulletNibelungenlied, is the German version of the Sigurd legend.
bulletNineteenth-century German stories by Robert Godwin-Jones offers several stories in the original German and English translation, along with sample illustrations from the nineteenth century. Includes the Frog King, Rumpelstiltskin, Hans Huckebein, and others.
bullet Norse Mythology by Urd the Norn is a great collection of myths.
bullet Norse Mythology Web Page by Nicole Cherry offers a rough draft for a Norse Mythology FAQ.
bullet Norse Stars describes two constellations.
bulletOld Norse Mythology offers information about Norse gods, especially Loki, and the Norns.
bulletSaga of Grettir the Strong
bulletScandinavian Changeling Legends by D. L. Ashliman offers two changeling tales from Denmark and the Icelandic story of the Father of Eighteen Elves.
bulletSome Twenty Fairy Tales from Scandinavia
bulletStory of Burnt Njal
bulletValkyrie, Norse Mythology, Nordisk Mytologi
bulletViking Answer Lady's Page by Christie Ward (Gunnora Hallakarva) is a collection of articles answering questions from What was a berserker? to Did the Vikings believe in ghosts?.



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