Sources about Teutonic Mythology

Chantepie de la Saussaye, P.D., Religion of the Teutons,
Ginn & Co., Boston, 1902.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, The Norse Myths,
London : A. Deutsch, 1980.

Davidson, H.R. Ellis, Gods and Myths of Northern Europe,
Penguin Books, Baltimore, 1969.

Davidson, H.R. Ellis, Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe,
Manchester U. Press, 1988.

Frasier, Sir J.G., The Golden Bough,
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1922.

Rydberg, Viktor, Teutonic Mythology,
Aberdeen U. Press, London, 1889; vols I, II and III.

Satin, Joseph, The Humanities Handbook,
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1969.

Sturluson, Snorri, Edda,
J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1987.


Wagner and The Ring of the Nibelung

Books on Wagner and Music

Aberbach, Alan David, Richard Wagner: A Mystic in the Making,
Longwood Academic, Wakefield, New Hampshire, 1991.

Blyth, Alan, Wagner's Ring: An Introduction,
Hutchinson, London, 1980.

Culshaw, John, Reflections on Wagner's Ring,
The Viking Press, New York, 1976.

Cord, William O.
The Teutonic Mythology of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung,
The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, 1989; vol I and vol III:1&2.

The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 11th Edition,
edited by Oscar Thompson; Dodd, Mead & Co., NY, 1985.


Pictures and Illustrations of Wagner and the Ring

Engel, Erich W., Richard Wagner's Leben und Werke im Bilde,
C.F.W. Siegel's Musikalienhandlung; Leipzig, 1922; 482, 534, 577,590.

Kreowski, Ernst and Fuchs, Edward, Richard Wagner der Karikatur,
B. Behr's Verlag; Berlin, 1907; 72,106, 107.


Works Influenced By or About the Influences of Teutonic Mythology

Fredericks, Casey, The Future of Eternity,
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1982.
This book discusses how the mythologies of different cultures are used in science fiction.

Jordan, Robert, The Wheel of Time series.
These books contain many elements inspired by or directly adapted from Teutonic mythology.

Tolkien, J.R.R., The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
As a scholar of Anglo-Saxon, Tolkien was strongly influenced by Teutonic Mythology and Wagner. Tolkien's inspiration for the magical ring of his books could have come either from Wagner , the German epic Nibelungenlied or both.


Links to Other Sites

The Nordic Mythology web page

The Ash Tree in Indo-European Culture

Hel, the Goddess of the Underworld

The Days of the Week and Teutonic mythology

Map of the Teutonic Cosmos

Table of Contents

Wagner and The Ring

Teutonic Mythology
and Wagner's Ring

Symbols in
Wagner's Ring

Symbols in
Teutonic Mythology

Bibliography of Books and Links

Comments or questions?

This site created by Jessica K. McShan on December 17, 1997.