Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas
The illustration on the right is a detail from a standing stone found on
the Island of Gotland, Sweden. Click here to see the entire picture stone.
D. L. Ashliman
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
world. Links to sites describing the history, geography, and culture
of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Scandinavia, the low countries, and
Germanic (Especially Old Norse) Mythology and Culture
- Dolmens in
collection of photographs of pre-Christian stone graves and monuments.
and Picture Stones from Scandinavia:
A Selection of Photographs.
- The Sigurd Portal. Carved doorposts
medieval stave church at Hylestad, Setesdal, Norway. Although part of a
Christian church, the carvings
represent scenes from the heathen story of Sigurd the dragon slayer.
- The Sigurd
Runestone at Ramsundsberget, Jäder, Södermanland, Sweden.
This famous runestone illustrates the story of how Sigurd kills the dragon
Fafnir and his treacherous companion Regin.
- Stone Monuments, legends about ancient
alters, graves, megaliths, menhirs, mounds, pictographs, runestones,
picture stones, standing stones, and other such monuments from the
The Gods' Home Pages
- Vikings in America.
Information about the Norse settlement in Vinland, including photographs
of the reconstructed way station at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland,
- Viking Ship Home
Page. Illustrations, stories, facts, and links concerning the ship
culture of the Vikings.
Vikings Rules the Seas. More about the Vikings, including the
opportunity to purchase authentic scale models of their ships.
Germanic Mythology and Culture
- Finnish Mythology,
an excellent introduction. Finland is not a Germanic country, but is
included here because of its close association with its fellow Nordic
countries in Scandinavia.
- Nordic Mythology, a summary essay from Sweden.
Norse Mythology Web Page, a summary by Nicole Cherry of the
California Institute of Technology.
Viking Home Page, another collection of links about the Vikings,
one from a server in Sweden.
- The World of the
Vikings, a well-organized collection of links from a server in Great
Britain. This is the best starting point for a search of Viking
material on the web.
Mythology and legendry in general
Folk and fairy tales
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