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Mission of the Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore
"The tragic events of World War II prevented me from going ahead
with my plan to study Germanic religion from a comparative point of view,
especially with the distortion of the facts that its use and abuse by
Nazi ideology too often entailed" (Polomé, Edgar C. 1989.
Essays on Germanic Religion. Washington D.C.. Institute for the Study
The Journal of Germanic Mythology and Folklore hopes to further stimulate interest and bring to light new scholarship as well as dispel misinterpretations and misunderstandings.
As a free web-based journal, we believe in open information. This is also why we accept submissions from academics and non-academics alike. It is designed as a forum to share new scholarship on topics relating to Germanic (sometimes referred to as Norse or Teutonic) mythology and folklore (ancient, medieval and modern).