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Where did OSP Red's idea of the leader of the Wild Hunt being a "dead nobleman named Hackleburg or Hacklebaran" come from?

The historical character they seem to be referencing is Hanns von Hackelberg [German Wikipedia page], a 16th century master hunter in service of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The legend says that ...
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Is there any connection between Odin and the Irish Goddess Morrigan?

Indeed, as you pointed out, the similarities between the Morrígains (or equivalently, the Bodbs) and the Valkyries are quite striking, as summarized by Matthias Egeler in Celtic Influences in Germanic ...
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What are Stone Giants in Norse mythology?

There doesn't seem to be a clearly defined race of stone-giants in the Old Norse corpus. In fact, Snorri Sturluson, who in his Skáldskaparmál gives the most detailed account of Hrungnir's duel with ...
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How was Odin influenced by Christianity?

Questions concerning Christian influence on Norse mythology are always hard, given that many of the written sources at our disposal were compiled after the Christianization of Scandinavia. ...
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Did Loki spend 8 years underground as a maid, milking cows and bearing children?

There is also a story that Loki ate the remains of a woman's heart that he found in the ashes of a wood fire. There is good reason to think that this heart belonged to the witch Gullveig who was ...
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