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ISBN-10: 0762448024

ISBN-13: 9780762448029

During this awesome remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an in depth new introductory essay and extra statement through the e-book at the historical past of local americans, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He contains examples of myths from tribes passed over via Spence, a advisor to tribes and their myths through quarter, a simple Lakota (Sioux) word list, publications to key pronunciations and a bibliography.

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The brothers, in choosing 35 36 geirrod The Gefjon Fountain by Anders Bundgaard (1864–1937), in Langelinie, Copenhagen (Photo by Hans Andersen/Used under a Creative Commons license) able to kill Geirrod and his two ogress daughters, Gialp and Greip. Geirrod (2) Son of King Hrauding and brother of Agnar. Geirrod betrayed his brother and took his throne. Later he killed himself by falling upon his own sword, as Odin, his benefactor, had prophesied in Grimnismal (Lay of Grimnir). Geirrod and Agnar The two brothers, Geirrod and Agnar were the sons of King Hrauding of the Goths.

Heimdall later created the three social classes of men and women. The Dwarfs The gods made gnomes and dwarfs from the grubs in Ymir’s rotting corpse. They gave them human form and endowed them with brains, but they were ugly, misshapen creatures, greedy and selfish. The gods gave them Svartalfheim, the dark realm underground, and put them in charge of the Earth’s treasures of gold, other precious metals, and gems. The dwarfs were master smiths. See also “Treasures of the Dwarfs” under Loki. Asgard The gods created for themselves the beautiful realm of Asgard, home of the Aesir gods.

He called himself Grimnir, but more than that he would not say.

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