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Encyclopedia > Continental Germanic mythology

Continental Germanic mythology is a subset of Germanic mythology, going back to South Germanic polytheism as practiced in parts of Central Europe before gradual Christianization during the 6th to 8th centuries, and continued as legends, folklore, fairy tales, and Middle High German epics during the Middle Ages. Thor, god of thunder, one of the major figures in Germanic mythology. ... South Germanic is a cover term for West Germanic and East Germanic, to the exclusion of North Germanic, and sometimes also to the exclusion of Anglo-Frisian (North-Sea Germanic), thus including: East Germanic West Germanic High Germanic Low Germanic This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated... Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... By Germanic Christianity is that phase in the history of Northern Europe understood, when the Germanic peoples of the Migration period and Viking Age adopted Christianity. ... A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Middle High German (MHG, German Mittelhochdeutsch) is the term used for the period in the history of the German language between 1050 and 1350. ... The Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) is a software environment used to develop and implement distributed control systems to operate devices such as particle accelerators, telescopes and other large experiments. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


Migration period

It includes the mythology of the

The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, from which the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ... Paul the Deacon (c. ... The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were an alliance of warbands formed from Germanic tribes, first mentioned by Dio Cassius when they fought Caracalla in 213. ... The Nordendorf fibula is an early 7th century Alamannic fibula found in Nordendorf near Augsburg (Bavaria). ... The Pforzen buckle is a silver belt buckle found in Pforzen, Ostallgäu. ... For other uses, see Franks (disambiguation). ... The Thuringii were a tribe which appeared later than most in the highlands of central Germany, a region which still bears their name to this day -- Thuringia. ... Thors Oak was an ancient tree sacred to the Germanic tribe of the Catti, ancestors of todays Hessians, and one of the most important sacred sites of the Germans. ... Map showing the Saxons homeland in traditional region bounded by the three rivers: Weser, Eider, and Elbe Src: Freemans Historical Geographys. The Saxons or Saxon people are (nowadays) part of the German people with its main areas of settlements in the German States of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Saxony... Detail of the bent Irminsul on the Externsteine relief. ... The Frisians are an ethnic group of northwestern Europe, inhabiting an area known as Frisia. ... Saint Willibrord (c. ...

Old High German

The Muspilli is one of the sole two substantial surviving fragments of Old High German epic poetry (the other being the Hildebrandslied), dating to ca. ...

Middle ages

The Nibelungenlied is an epic poem in Middle High German. ... Kudrun (sometimes known as Gudrun Lied), is a Middle High German epic, written probably in the early years of the 13th century, not long after the Nibelungenlied, the influence of which may be traced upon it. ... Weyland (also spelled Wayland, Weland and Watlende) is the mythical smith-god of the Saxon immigrants into Britain. ... Dietrich von Bern is a figure from German medieval legend, based on Theodoric the Great, the historical king of the Ostrogoths. ...

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