hammers, Germanic mythology, Gri mm, mÃ¼ndig, etc.
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 10:04|
Quoting Sally Caves <scaves@...>:
> Well, and don't forget Jakob Grimm and his _Deutsche Mythologie_, wherein he
> tries to gather all Teutonic mythology under the rubric _deutsch_. Tom
> Shippey has just published his book Grimm's Mythology of the Monstrous, a
> volume of essays including one by yours truly on the werewolf, and we
> critique this tendency of his. Stallybrass's translation politely renders
> it "Teutonic Mythology." We'd all agree that Scandinavian is germanIC, but
> not German.
What's polite with "Teutonic"? - I'm certainly no Teuton!
Seriously, where does the English habit to use Teutonic=Germanic come from?