Lecture: Germanic Peoples; The Mythology

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The mythology of the Germanic peoples consist of the religious myths and legends of pre-Christian times. The myths can further be categorized into Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Continental Germanic Mythology. Though the exact origins of the Germanic tribes are unknown, historians believe that they emerged as a separate, ethnic group in the southern Scandinavia, inhabiting modern Denmark and southern Sweden, and northern Germany, between the rivers Ems and Oder, and the Harz Mountains in the south during the Bronze Age (anywhere between 3,000 BCE and 1,900 BCE). [1] From here it can be speculated that the folkish elements of harsh weather made its way into the beliefs.

Common Beliefs[edit]

Beliefs amongst the German people were polytheistic.

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