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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Old Norse For Old Norse, heimskringla.no has a lot of material, including different editions (also in modern Nordic languages). The site itself is mostly in Norwegian, so it can be tricky to navigate ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Gothic As mentioned in andejons’ answer, there is not a lot of material in the Gothic language. Apart from Wulfila's Bible translation on the Wulfila project (where you can also find a calendar ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

Old Irish Mary Jones' Celtic Literature Collective This is the best place to find Irish and Wesh language mythology with the original sources. It's actually an amateur project, but I've seen it ...
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What were medieval European myths about redheads?

witchcraft Red hair was a sign of witchcraft in Christian Europe and it was said that it was often seen as a marker of guilt in the eyes of witch finders. There are many examples of redheads being ...
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Original Celtic, Old English, Old Norse, or Gothic Texts Online

The Perseus Project is an exceptional resource for Greek and Latin Texts (not complete, but quite comprehensive): Perseus Collection; Greek and Roman Materials It's particularly useful because you ...
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What makes rooster laying eggs?

According to E.V. Walter's article "Nature on Trial: The Case of the Rooster That Laid an Egg", such medieval animal trials where very similar in spirit to witch trials: the guilty animals ...
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Djinn and devils/demons question

It would seem that in the pre-Abrahamic cultures of Europe and Arabia, Jinn and Daemons are broadly similar in that they are both spirits higher than humans and worthy of worship but not necessarily ...
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Can mermaids shapeshift and grow human legs to walk on land?

This theme seems to have become popular in mainstream culture from Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. A 19th century fairy story. However, the idea of a water creature like a mermaid ...
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