LOTTE MOTZ. MOST of our knowledge of Germanic myth is derived from the Old Icelan and especially from the Eddas. The Eddic tales centre their attention on. Language, English. Title of host publication, Mythological Women. Subtitle of host publication, Studies in Memory of Lotte Motz. Editors, Rudolf Simek, Wilhelm. 2, Monographie, The wise one of the mountain: form, function and significance of the subterranean smith ; a study in folklore · Motz, Lotte. – Göppingen ().

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Response to Whitaker Motz, Lotte. The pointed excrescence at the end recalls the curve of the edge. Holda, Holle, Huld, and Hulda may be cognate of the Scandinavian creature known as the huldra.

The amulets Small artifacts that could be fastened to a chain or a ring, made of iron, but also of more precious metals, plain or elaborately decorated, have been discovered in areas of Loyte. Joe Crow marked it as to-read Nov 24, She wrote four books and well over 50 articles related to Northern Mythology.

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Lotte Motz – Wikipedia

Old Norse religion was polytheistic, entailing a belief in various gods and goddesses. Nordic yearbook of folklore vol.

She later earned a D.

She later earned a D. A New Approach”, Folklore What potte retained was the ancient name, its occasional use as a missile, its voluntary return, and its deadly impact on the enemy.


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Lotte Motz topic Lotte Motz, born Lotte Edlis, August 16, — December 24, was an Austrian-American scholar who published four books and many scholarly papers, primarily in the fields of Germanic mythology and folklore. Rebecca marked it as to-read Jul 19, From a missile it has turned, in many cases, into an instrument of close attack.

The king, the champion and the sorcerer: Axe blades were produced in miniature through the ages. According to Rudolf Simek, Motz was “never afraid to attack the icons of scholarship if she believed the truth to be elsewhere,”[1] noting that: It is clear that the medieval Norsemen no longer remembered the derivation of the instrument or the archaic meaning of its name.

Lotte Motz was certainly the first scholar in our field to take a serious step past the Three-Function-Theory developed by Georges Dumezil nearly four decades ago.

North-western European language evolution vol. Norsemen in the Viking Age. It is only natural that many names should be recorded for a significant element of folk belief, and some of these will be cited here. He has acquired the features of a folktale hero who achieves his triumphs through his strength of muscle rather than his sovereignty over the elements of nature.


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We know that the Christian cross exerted great influence on the pagan symbol; and some images show its transformation into a cross Paulsen It is noteworthy that in Slavic and Baltic the thunderstone is designated by a noun that is cognate with Icelandic hamarr: The King, the Champion and the Sorcerer: Look at my sons!

Jeff marked it as to-read Dec 11, The image of an axe was prominent because of its high social and religious significance. Numerous Old Norse works dated to the 13th century record Norse mythology, a component of North Germanic religion.

Thunderstorms are infrequent in northern Norway and are exceptional in Iceland. Open Preview Mota a Problem? The images of tongs and hammers are also carved on the burial stones of human artisans in Denmark. Studies Lotte Motz p. In Syrian iconography he is shown with a club as he strides across the mountains Helck, and the weather god carved into the rock Yazilikaya of Anatolia holds a spear von Schuler ,