MEYER, Elard Hugo

MEYER, Elard Hugo. Bremen 6.10.1837 — Freiburg i. Br. 11.2.1908. German Scholar of Germanic Mythology. Son of a lawyer, grew up in Bremen. In 1860-63 studies at Bonn, Tübingen and Berlin, mainly Germanistics. Ph.D. In 1863-82 teacher and director of Handelshochschule in Bremen. In 1882 retired because of an illness and moved to Freiburg, 1887 PD and 1890 hon. Professor (für Volkskunde) there.

Publications: Indogermanische Mythen. 1. Gandharven-Kentauren. 243 p. B. 1883; 2. Achilleis.  B. 1887.

Germanische Mythologie. 11+354 p. B. 1891; Die Eddische Kosmologie. 118 p. Freiburg i. Br. 1891; Mythologie der Germanen. 12+526 p. Strassburg 1903; Badisches Volksleben im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. 12+628 p. Strassburg 1900; etc.

Sources: Bremenische Biographie 1, 1912; Wikipedia (more in German version).

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