From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Norse mythology, a subset of Germanic mythology, is the overall term for the myths, legends and beliefs about supernatural beings of Norse pagans. It flourished prior to the Christianization of Scandinavia, during the Early Middle Ages, and passed into Nordic folklore, with some aspects surviving to the modern day. The mythology from the Romanticist Viking revival came to be an influence on modern literature and popular culture.
Norse mythology is the study of the myths told in Germanic countries (Germany, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Faroe islands) during the pre-Christian times, especially during the Viking age.
Spelling of names in Norse mythology often varies depending on the nationality of the source material. For more information see Old Norse orthography.
- Alliterative verse
- Numbers in Norse mythology
- Project Runeberg - a Nordic equivalent to Project Gutenberg
- List of Germanic deities