The Comparative Mythology of all nations has made great strides since Grimm first wrote his book ; but as a storehouse of facts within his special province of Teutonic Mythology, and as a clue to the derivation and significance of the Names of persons and things i _ Tr*ins^'2i-:''i P^'ic, and aeoond 'A \ Isrse oc-H^cti jn of the Suvfrstiiiions of various Teutonic natia Tni« At T^iix will form a part of our Vol III. The German editor, not feeling himself at liberty to select and reject, threw the whde of this posthnmoos matter into his third volame (where it occupies 370 pages), merely arranging the items according to the order of subjects in the book, and numbering each by the page which it illustrates. On the radical meaning of the word Gqd we have not yet arrived at certainty ;* it is not immediately connected with the adj.
Do not assume that just because we believe a book is in the public domain for users in the United States, that the work is also in the public domain for users in other countries. To have translated all that is not English would have swelled the size of the book too much. Apart from such translation, anj additions of my own are always placed in square brackets [ ], except a few notes which bear the signature '' T&AN&". For the sake of clearness, I have divided some of the chapters (XII. An ordinary German reader might find the Old and the Middle High German about as intelligible as an ordinary Englishman does Anglo-Saxon and Chaucer respec- tively. But when it comes to making out a word or passage in Old Norse, Greek, and even Slavic, I must suppose the author to have written for a much more limited and learned public than that which, I hope, will find this English edition sufficiently readable. sing, is formed gw Ss without the connecting vowel i, agreeing therein with the three irreg. Nevertheless, this work is expensive, so in order to keep providing tliis resource, we liave taken steps to prevent abuse by commercial parties, including placing technical restrictions on automated querying. We also ask that you: Make non-commercial use of the files We designed Google Book Search for use by individuals, and we request that you use these files for personal, non-commercial purposes. Google Book Search helps readers discover the world's books while helping authors and publishers reach new audiences. You can search through the full text of this book on the web at | //books .google .com/I TEUTONIC MYTHOLOGY. TEANSLATED FROM THE FOURTH EDITION WITH NOTES AND APPENDIX BY JAMES STEVEN STALLYBRASS, VOL. LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN. / .^r '-^y * V • •.■.')j ■• J V / TO Professor MAX MÜLLER, M. TRANSLATOE'S PREFACE " I THINK Scandinavian Paganism, to us here, is more interesting than any other. There is another point of interest in these Scandinavian mythologies, that they have been preserved so well" — Caklyle's " Hero-Worship ". Carlyle says of the Scandinavian will of course apply to all Teutonic tradition, so far as it can be recovered ; and it was the task of Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie to supplement the Scandinavian mythology (of which, thanks to the Icelanders, we happen to know most) with all that can be gleaned from other sources, High-Dutch and Low-Dutch, and build it up into a whole. Copyright infringement liabili^ can be quite severe. About Google Book Search Google's mission is to organize the world's information and to make it universally accessible and useful.