Valhalla: the myths of Norseland; a saga, in twelve parts

By Julia Clinton Jones

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1880

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Excerpt from Valhalla the Myths of Norseland, a Saga, in Twelve Parts
What a curious fact it is, that among us, English-speaking people, scholarly investigation has clung rather to the classic lore and mythology of Greece and Rome, than to the less classic, but far purer and truer religion of the North.
It is much to be deplored that so slight a knowledge of Scandinavian Mythology prevails, popularly, with those who boast descent from Hengist and Horsa, and whose pride it is that in their veins flows the blood that long ago thrilled through the bold hearts of the Vikings, descendants of the old Norse-Gods.