Germanic mythology

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Nerthus (1905) by Emil Doepler depicts Nerthus, a Proto-Germanic goddess whose name developed into Njörðr among the North Germanic peoples

Germanic mythology consists of the body of myths native to the Germanic peoples and feature Germanic deities and a large variety of other entities. Dating from the Proto-Germanic period and reaching beyond the Christianization of the Germanic peoples and into Germanic folklore, Germanic mythology includes Norse mythology, Anglo-Saxon mythology, and Continental Germanic mythology.

Germanic mythology is ultimately a development of Indo-European religion. Germanic mythology is an historically important topic in Germanic philology and is a subject of veneration in the modern period in Heathenry.

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