Illustrated Lexicon
of Germanic Deities

Gunivortus Goos

335 Pages, ISBN 978 3756 8559 7 1     
Published by BoD, 2022     

This lexicon contains in alphabetical order of their names information about ca. 290 deities, which in the widest sense can be called Germanic. Taken in account for these entries are

  • inscriptions from the Roman period (121), with illustrations, if available;
  • names in texts of early medieval Scandinavian and Icelandic literature (118);
  • other sorces (51)

In addition to existing descriptions of attributes, etymological analysis of the surviving name is often used to try to infer the areas of power and responsibility, as well as the significance of the deity in question.
The quality of the sources for it all varies greatly, all have their shortcomings and leave many questions unanswered.
Yet, the lexicon tries to present the gods and goddesses as unambiguously and critically as possible.

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

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