Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

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Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Postby Odigan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm

An interesting video from a professor of Norse mythology, with a reading of the "catalogue of Dwarves" from the Völuspá, wherein you might recognize a few names!
I recommend taking a look at the rest of his channel as well, a very good resource.

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Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Postby Elleth » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:00 pm


I've been looking at a lot of his rune stuff lately, but missed this.
Very very cool. :)
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Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Postby robinhoodsghost » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:23 pm

I really enjoy the Jackson Crawford video's on Norse mythology.....it is interesting how much Tolkien drew from the old tales.
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Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Postby Ruinar Hrafnakveðja » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Wow! Great find, definitely need to check out his channel. I loved hearing such familiar names and titles, shows how grounded in history Middle Earth really is (in certain ways).
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Re: Dwarves and Elves in Norse Myth

Postby Ringulf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:48 pm

Wow, I took a while to get around to this post! I found the "Catalogue" a while back when I was doing the research to support the Norse view of Dwarves and their relationship to Norse society for some persona work in the SCA. His (Prof. Tolkien's) dwarves were based on much of the Norse and some of the Germanic lore, I was surprised but enjoy the fact that some Hebrew influence was included as well. That is also a very rich culture that one can draw upon for Dwarven Persona research.
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