Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

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Publisher: In the Hands of a Child

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Norse Mythology A to Z

Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Norse mythology.

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128010

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 128

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Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Norse mythology.

The Norse Myths

She traces their influences into the work of Wagner, William Morris, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Game of Thrones in the resurrection of the Fimbulvetr, or "Mighty Winter."

Author: Carolyne Larrington

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ISBN: 9780500251966

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 208

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The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by �?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnar�k, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki’s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes in between: the long and problematic relationship between the gods and the giants, the (mis)adventures of human heroes and heroines, with their family feuds, revenges, marriages, and murders; and the interaction between the gods and mortals. Photographs and drawings show a range of Norse sites, objects, and characters, from Viking ship burials to dragons on runestones. Dr. Carolyne Larrington describes the Norse myths’ origins in pre-Christian Scandinavia and Iceland, and their survival in archaeological artifacts and written sources, from Old Norse sagas and poems to the less-approving accounts of medieval Christian writers. She traces their influences into the work of Wagner, William Morris, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Game of Thrones in the resurrection of the Fimbulvetr, or “Mighty Winter."

Norse Myths

Introduces and retells the myths of the Norse gods and goddesses, describes available written sources, and examines what they tell about the way Norsemen viewed their world

Author: R.I. Page

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292755468

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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Introduces and retells the myths of the Norse gods and goddesses, describes available written sources, and examines what they tell about the way Norsemen viewed their world

Norse Mythology

Theoktony - The Norse yields the prize to the Greek - Depth of Norse and
Christian thought - Naastrand - Outward nature influences the mythology - Visit
Norseland Norse scenery - Simple and martial religion - Sincerity and grace -
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Author: Rasmus Bjørn Anderson

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Category: Mythology

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Norse Mythology

In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn some of these tales including: The Tale of Odin's Eye and Mimir's Head The Unusual Wedding of Freyja Loki and His Strange Children ...

Author: Neil Matt Hamilton

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ISBN: 9781696250566

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Norse myths have long fascinated millions around the world. Tales of Norse Gods like Thor and Loki have sustained the imaginations of adult and young people alike, even into modern times. Indeed, figures of Norse legend have permeated into mainstream culture in the form of popular characters from television and film. One God, in particular, has even given his name to a day of the week. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will be exposed to the original tales of the Gods; the tales that modern depictions are ultimately inspired by. Norse myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. Indeed, the Norse God Thor has come to embody the ideal of strength and masculinity. The trickster God Loki, on the other hand, has come to represent some of the more sinister and unpredictable elements of Man. In fact, the Norse used their Gods to embody those aspects of Man's own nature that were often at war. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn about all the Gods by reading about the tales that formed the basis of the myths about them. Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs explores the Norse Gods and the Viking belief system through the tales told by people living at the time. They told tales about the formation of the universe, about how the universe was divided, and how the Gods and giants made war with one another. Because the Viking belief system was reflected in these tales about their Gods and historical figures, learning about the Gods and heroes in this way allows the reader to understand who the Vikings were and why they were.The world of Norse myth was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Norse civilization - living in modern-day Scandinavia, Northern Germany, as well as other areas of Norse settlement like Iceland and the British Isles - these people were part of a culture so far removed from how we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable. But that does not mean that you must struggle to understand Norse legends and the Vikings who believed in them.In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn everything there is to learn about Norse mythology. You will learn the different groups of living things that existed in the universe, how the universe was divided into nine worlds, who the major Gods and Goddesses were, who some of the important heroes were, and how the speakers of Old Norse recorded the feats of gods and men in books called sagas. These sagas told the tales of the great figures of Norse legend. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn some of these tales including: The Tale of Odin's Eye and Mimir's Head The Unusual Wedding of Freyja Loki and His Strange Children The Death of Baldr The Kidnapping of Idun The Birth of Sigurd And Ragnarok: the Twilight of the Gods Buy now to learn more than you ever dreamed about Norse Gods and Goddesses and Viking beliefs.

Norse Mythology

Are you curious about which ones they revered so much? Well, in this guide, that’s exactly what you will learn. To start off, this brief guide will go over some a quick history of the Vikings.

Author: Birker Leif

Publisher: Self Publisher

ISBN: 8835857694

Category: History

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This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: Scandinavians of the ancient world had many gods and goddesses they worshipped. Are you curious about which ones they revered so much? Well, in this guide, that’s exactly what you will learn. To start off, this brief guide will go over some a quick history of the Vikings. Then, you will discover more about several deities that are worth mentioning, as well as some queer beliefs and false notions that have been spread about the Norse. Book 2: How did the ancient Vikings live? What was their society like? This and many other questions about history and mythology will be answered in this brief guide. For example, an entire chapter is devoted to women’s roles in Viking society. Other chapters discuss the appearance of trolls and other creatures in Norse myths. You’ll find out why certain popular children’s movies have included Viking clothing and other elements in their narrative, what Viking art is all about. Last but not least, you can learn more about Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the heroes in Viking myths. Book 3: Historical and mythological anecdotes are given in this fascinating compilation of stories and facts. Some of the things you will read about or listen to, concern the following: - The meaning of the word Viking. - How Vikings in Norway were, in particular. - Stories about the creation of the Cosmos. - The famous tale of Ask and Embla. - The War of Aesir-Vanir. - Thor’s hammer and its background story. - Asgard and its significance in Norse mythology.

Norse Myths

According to Norse mythology, before the world began, two opposite elements
existed – fire and ice . There was a great dark opening between them . The first
living being was a frost giant called Ymir . Ymir was formed from the drips of ice
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Author: Eric Mark Braun

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ISBN: 1474752519

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Make Ancient Norse mythology come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations. Discover the gods and goddesses behind the myths and the powers they used to control and change the world. There's Thor, the god of thunder who struck fear into his enemies, and Odin, the chief god and master of wisdom and magic, plus many more. Sidebars, facts and infographics help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of the Vikings / Ancient Scandinavia.


The Poetic Edda

This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor.

Author: Paul Acker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815316602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introductions that sketch the critical history of the Eddas. By applying new theoretical approaches (feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist) to each of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.

Norse Mythology

From the dawn of the world to the twilight of the gods, this is a thrilling, vivid retelling of the Norse myths from the award-winning, bestselling Neil Gaiman. *This book has been printed with two different cover designs.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526634821

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE CO-AUTHOR OF GOOD OMENS, NOW A MAJOR AMAZON PRIME SERIES 'With the deftest of touches, the characters are once again brought to life' JOANNE HARRIS 'The halls of Valhalla have been crying out for Gaiman to tell their stories' OBSERVER The great Norse myths, which have inspired so much of modern fiction, are dazzlingly retold by Neil Gaiman. Tales of dwarfs and frost giants, of treasure and magic, and of Asgard, home to the gods: Odin the all-father, highest and oldest of the Aesir; his mighty son Thor, whose hammer Mjollnir makes the mountain giants tremble; Loki, wily and handsome, reliably unreliable in his lusts; and Freya, more beautiful than the sun or the moon, who spurns those who seek to control her. From the dawn of the world to the twilight of the gods, this is a thrilling, vivid retelling of the Norse myths from the award-winning, bestselling Neil Gaiman. *This book has been printed with two different cover designs. We are unable to accept requests for a specific cover. The different covers will be assigned to orders at random*

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology presents a rich and complex collection of stories derived from Germanic roots. Norse Mythology, your calling has been answered with this book.

Author: Sofia Visconti

Publisher: Fortune Publishing

ISBN: 9781914312045

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Norse Mythology presents a rich and complex collection of stories derived from Germanic roots. Norse Mythology, your calling has been answered with this book.

Norse Mythology

This fascinating collection contains stories retold from the Icelandic Eddas, the principal sources of knowledge of Norse mythology, and the Sagas of the ancient world of the Vikings.

Author: James Shepherd

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1788883535

Category: Fiction

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The myths and legends of the Norsemen have entertained both old and young alike for hundreds of years. This fascinating collection contains stories retold from the Icelandic Eddas, the principal sources of knowledge of Norse mythology, and the Sagas of the ancient world of the Vikings. Following the deeds of the powerful Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki, and filled with a host of fantastic creatures and objects containing magical properties, the tales in Norse Mythology will conjure up a world of heroism and romance that will enthrall readers.

The Norse Myths

These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 030776317X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library From the Trade Paperback edition.

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of ...

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839698

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.

Old Norse Mythology

These stories were the mythology of the Vikings, but they were not written down until long after the conversion to Christianity, mostly in Iceland.

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190852267

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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An innovative and accessible overview of how ancient Scandinavians understood and made use of their mythological stories. Old Norse Mythology provides a unique survey of the mythology of Scandinavia: the gods Þórr (Thor) with his hammer, the wily and duplicitous Óðinn (Odin), the sly Loki, and other fascinating figures. They create the world, battle their enemies, and die at the end of the world, which arises anew with a new generation of gods. These stories were the mythology of the Vikings, but they were not written down until long after the conversion to Christianity, mostly in Iceland. In addition to a broad overview of Nordic myths, the book presents a case study of one myth, which tells of how Þórr (Thor) fished up the World Serpent, analyzing the myth as a sacred text of the Vikings. Old Norse Mythology also explores the debt we owe to medieval intellectuals, who were able to incorporate the old myths into new paradigms that helped the myths to survive when they were no longer part of a religious system. This superb introduction traces the use of the mythology in ideological contexts, from the Viking Age until the twenty-first century, as well as in entertainment.

Norse Mythology

Discover for yourself the magic and mystery in the stories of Baldur, Heimdall, and Idun. Uncover the ancient tale of the fortification of Asgard, the great kingdom of the Nordic gods, and the chilling story behind the binding of Fenrir.

Author: Kory Aumont

Publisher: Cascade Publishing

ISBN: 9781922346087

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Before the tide of Christianity cast its influence over the greater part of the Western World, magic and tradition were rich in the lives of the Nordic people. These great men and women of lore speak to us of glorified battles, strong noble bloodlines, and honor in the face of adversity. We celebrate the incredible tales of Loki and Frigga, the mighty Thor and the all-powerful Odin. Now the annals of history have offered us the great gift of studying and understanding this magnificent culture. Readers young and old alike have the opportunity to explore this fascinating and awe-inspiring collection of religious stories and rich traditions belonging to such a complex belief system. Discover for yourself the magic and mystery in the stories of Baldur, Heimdall, and Idun. Uncover the ancient tale of the fortification of Asgard, the great kingdom of the Nordic gods, and the chilling story behind the binding of Fenrir. Even though thousands of years have passed since these cultural stories were first shared around the forges and fires of the Nordic populations, they still entrance and inspire us with the great deeds of the human race and the incredible gods who watched over them. Find your own wealth of inspiration among the tales of the great gods and goddesses once worshipped by the Vikings.

Norse Mythology

If so, keep reading and dive deep into this captivating guide on Norse Mythology! This book is written to academic standards, but in a simple, easy-to-read style that will appeal to everyone!

Author: Amy Hughes

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 136

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Step into the Fantastical Realm of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Mighty Vikings! Are you fascinated with the legends of Norse Gods, and want to find out more? Are you a student looking for a comprehensive guide on Norse Mythology and history? Do you want to find out the real, fascinating history of the Vikings? If so, keep reading and dive deep into this captivating guide on Norse Mythology! This book is written to academic standards, but in a simple, easy-to-read style that will appeal to everyone! Paying attention to every detail, Amy Hughes collected many stories, myths, legends and tales of the pagan Scandinavian rituals, gods and heroes. Written in such a descriptive way, the stories will transfer you to a time long gone and you'll feel as if you're been a witness to the Viking's incredible history! But this book does not only present the mythological, abstract world of Scandinavian beliefs and religion. Aside from a thorough presentation of the Viking's pantheon, this book delves into the real history of the fascinating northern European culture. Here's what you'll discover inside: A guide on the Vikings origins, including their language, calendar, society structure, and military conquests Historic tales of the Viking's customs, art, and shipbuilding craft A guide on the Norse Creation Myths A presentation of the Norse Pantheon A detailed description of many Norse gods and heroes And much, much more! What makes this guide different from all the others, is the thoroughness of the research the author's done, to be able to present to you the comprehensive, complex world of the mighty Vikings. Aside from it being a popular read for students and anyone interested in mythologies, it's a great book to entertain your children with! They'll be delighted with the stories of brave warriors, proud shield-maidens, huge wooden ships and battles of the gods! Immerse yourself in the mythological world, discover fun historical facts and impress everyone with your knowledge on the Vikings! Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!

Scandinavian Mythology

Interpreters of this school claim that through all mythologies there run certain
great lines which converge toward one common ... The Scandinavian Odin, Vile
and Ve; Odin, Hcener, and Loder; and Odin, Thor, and Balder, are degenerated ...

Author: Rasmus Björn Anderson

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Category: Mythology, Norse

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Norse Mythology

This volume has a map of Scandinavia, a genealogy grid with some of the major gods and prominent characters such as Loki and his offspring, a table of key characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, ...

Author: Shirley Raye Redmond

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420507176

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

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Author Shirley Raye Redmond allows your readers an enriching look at the mythology of the Norse culture. She explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of this culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include creation stories, and myths of the gods, frost giants, and heroes. This volume has a map of Scandinavia, a genealogy grid with some of the major gods and prominent characters such as Loki and his offspring, a table of key characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.