Norse myth in English poetry

By Charles Harold Herford

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The mythic stories which we call Norse were in great part a common heritage of the Germanic peoples. We are like kindred parted in infancy to meet again, as perfect strangers, in advanced age. Let us now turn to watch the fortunes of these primeval and rugged strangers from the North, with their mysterious and witching beauty, in enlightened and prosperous England, when the youngest of them was already almost half a millennium old.