Langobard


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a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century

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Wolfram argues that the Langobard name signals the Vinnili tribe's willingness to adopt the new, more militarily effective religious identity of Longbearded Wodan, whose help defeating the Vandals drove them away from their Vanir religion (1997, 30-34).
Goths, Langobards, and Byzantium in The Lord of the Rings" goes beyond observations about Tolkien's use of names associated with the "barbarians" of late antiquity and proposes narrative parallels between fiction and history, going so far as to suggest that there were "reasons for Tolkien's life-long interest in Goths and Langobards, as well as for his antipathy toward Constantinople, as revealed by his narrative use of the historical parallels under discussion" (85).
Their topics include background and applications of source criticism; the stones and the book in Mesopotamia and the biblical mythopoeia; Goths, Langobards, and Byzantium in The Lord of the Rings; William Caxton's The Golden Legend as a source for the Rings; H.
PAUL THE DEACON, HISTORY OF THE LANGOBARDS 2-3 (William
Ausenda also explores Germanic kinship in "The Segmentary Lineage in Contemporary Anthropology and among the Langobards," After Empire: Towards an Ethnology of Europe's Barbarians, ed.