Norse religion

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Norse religion:

see Germanic religionGermanic religion,
pre-Christian religious practices among the tribes of Western Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia. The main sources for our knowledge are the Germania of Tacitus and the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda.
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Throughout these chapters, Mitchell operates from the premise that our initial understanding of northern magic is based on a very skewed perspective of Norse paganism, one that overemphasizes Odin and Freya.
The dangers of drawing on the much fuller Old Norse sources have long been recognized: that Old English and Old Norse paganism, though perhaps cognate, did not necessarily develop along parallel lines, though they may have interacted; and that much Old Norse is either late, or freely fictional, or both.