Book Haul/Spotlight – The Religion of the Teutons by Pierre Chantepie De La Saussaye




In addition to my love of Fantasy/Sword and Sorcery books, I also love to collect books related to Norse Mythology, Vikings, and Asatru.

I have always been interested in these subjects and when I can find some of these books I don’t have I always snatch them up.

I found this amazing book at my favorite local “collector” book store. Mike over at Book Gallery in Phoenix always has the best books. Great to talk to him when I make the trip to his shop. Such a wealth of knowledge. Check him out if you are ever in Phoenix.

Book Gallery

3643 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018  


So today’s book haul is:

The Religion of the Teutons

by Pierre Chantepie De La Saussaye

Original Publication date: 1902





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The Religion of the Teutons

by Pierre Chantepie De La Saussaye

Original Publication date: 1902

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Excerpt from The Religion of the Teutons:

The present volume may be allowed to plead its own cause; its plan and scope are explained in the Introduction. It is for critics to decide how far the author has succeeded in his task, and wherein he has failed. It is the hope of the author that his book may at all events prove useful in conveying some definite information on controverted points, the more so as the excellent work of F. B. Gummere on Germanic Origins, which is the only English work of a general character, covers for the greater part a different field.

I wish to express my gratitude to several scholars who have had considerable share in the production of this book. Without the repeated and earnest solicitation and the encouragement received from Professor Morris Jastrow, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania, this book would not have been written. Its appearance in English is due to Professor B. J. Vos of the Johns Hopkins University, who, in view of his own deep interest in the subject, was especially qualified to undertake the translation. The first eleven chapters – also published in Dutch – have been carefully revised by Professor B. Symons of the University of Groningen, who has read the proof sheets with the keen eye of the specialist, and whose numerous suggestions have frequently proved of value in controlling and correcting my own views.

In the chapters devoted to mythology my obligations are less direct.



Chapter Pagb I Introduction
History ok Teutonic Mythology
The Prehistoric Period
Tribes and Peoples
Teutons and Romans
Paganism and Christianity
The German Heroic Saga
The AngloSaxons
Animism Souls Worship of the Dead
Walkyries SwanMaidens Norns
Elves and Dwarfs
CosmogonyCosmology and Eschatology
Worship and Rites
Calendar and Festivals
Magic and ination
The North before the Age of the Vikings
History and Literature
The Pantheon
Gods and Divine Nature
Bibliography 4 7


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