Norse Mythology

Davidson also contributed a large-format book originally entitled Scandinavian
Mythology (London and New York: Hamlyn, 1969) and recently reissued as
Viking and Norse Mythology (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996); this work has

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.

Handbook of Norse Mythology

The era when Norse mythology was most known in more recent times was the
Romantic period, when the gods and myths were a popular source of inspiration.
Paul Henri Mallet's Introduction à l'histoire de Dannemarc, ou l'on traite de la ...

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072177

Category: Reference

Page: 365

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Describes the themes, characters, rituals, and beliefs of Norse mythology.

Norse Mythology

DASENT says the Norse mythology may hold its own against any other in the
world. The fact that it is the religion of our forefathers ought to be enough to
recommend it ...

Author: Rasmus Björn Anderson



Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 473

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Velobinding with Card stock Covers, printed on Acid-Free paper.

A Handbook of Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology Karl Mortensen From the world's creation out of the earliest fog -
country and fire - land to the final battle between the gods , this book paints a full
and fascinating portrait of primitive Scandinavian lore . Its captivating tales ...

Author: Karl Mortensen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486432199

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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First published in 1898, this guide to the primitive lore of Scandinavia recounts the creation of the world from the earliest fog-country and fire-land, the birth of the gods, their ascendancy, and their twilight. It profiles the chief gods and their attendant myths, including the all-wise Odin, father of the gods; hammer-wielding Thor; Baldur, the beautiful and wise; and malicious Loki, the devil of the North. It chronicles forms of worship and religious life, plus the most famous of the hero sagas: the Volsungs, the Helgi sagas; Volund the smith; the Hjathningar, and Beowulf. Unabridged republication of the A. Clinton Crowell translation as published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1913. Index. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

Norse Mythology

The God of the Jontun Race Loki, a trickster and troublemaker, was both a giant
and a god in Norse mythology. In fact, he was god of the Jontun. The son of two
giants, Farbauti and Laufey, Loki was considered an evil god of fire. When he ...


Publisher: In the Hands of a Child




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Norse Mythology A to Z

According to Norse mythology, Freya, a Vanir goddess, shared the gift of seid
with the great Aesir god Odin and the other gods and goddesses. Odin became
the chief practitioner of this magic among all of the Aesir gods. Freya is said to
have ...

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.

Popular Tales from Norse Mythology

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Dasent, George Webbe, Sir,
1817-1896. [Collection of popular tales from the Norse and north German]
Popular tales from Norse mythology / George Webbe Dasent. – Dover ed. p. cm.

Author: George Webbe Dasent

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119742

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 374

42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," "The Three Sisters Trapped in a Mountain," "The Blue Belt," "The Seven Ravens," and "The Goatherd" (source of the Rip van Winkle story).

Norse Mythology

NORSE MYTHOLOGY Throughout this book, we will discuss everything there is to know about Norse mythology, from the gods and monsters to the heroic tales that we know today.

Author: Andrew Walsh


ISBN: 9781761036088


Page: 142

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NORSE MYTHOLOGY Throughout this book, we will discuss everything there is to know about Norse mythology, from the gods and monsters to the heroic tales that we know today. Norse mythology is rather interesting, as much of what we know has been pieced together from artifacts and poems that were completed after Christianity took over as the primary religion. As you will learn, there were two main tribes or families of gods, the Aesir and the Vanir; each played a slightly different role in the hierarchy of Norse mythology. Inside, you will learn about who Odin, Thor, and Loki were, and how they interacted with each other. We will also take a look at some of the craziest monsters the gods ever had to face, who may have created them, and much more! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn About Inside... The Original Gods Of Norse Mythology The Aesir And Vanir The Heroes Of Norse Mythology The Creatures Of Norse Mythology The Most Famous Stories From Norse Mythology How The Norse Gods Were Worshipped Much, Much More!

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 -
Norso and ...

Author: Rasmus Bjørn Anderson



Category: Mythology

Page: 473

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Norse Mythology

Scandinavians' severe existence is also reflected in their mythology. The Norse
gods were harsh, warlike, and fierce. harsh, war Contrary to many of the
mythologies ofthe world, the Norse gods Contr myth t were not int were not
intimately ...

Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1617589020

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 526

Who is Frigg? What is Asgard? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of Norse Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Odin, the king of Asgard, to the mighty Thor, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Norse Mythology

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Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048611547X

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more.

Norse Mythology According to Uncle Einar

EINAR TO UNCLE EINAR TO UNCLE EINAR A talking eagle was a novelty in
Midgard, ...

Author: Janet T. Sibley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462832938

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Norse Mythology...According to Uncle Einar is actually a childrens book for grown-ups with plenty of illustrations. Its a humorous re-telling of 17 of your favorite tales, starting with How Asgard was Built and how Odin Got a Horse and winding up with The War to End All.

What We Get From Norse Mythology

have roots in Norse mythology. Only a few of the characters are shared with the
real myths. The author of the Lord of the Rings series, J. R. R. Tolkien, was
interested in Norse mythology. He used parts of it in his books. For example,
Tolkien ...

Author: Katherine Krieg

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 163188946X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This book introduces readers to Norse mythology, presents legendary characters and stories, and shows how Norse myths have influenced our culture. Readers are engaged with historical content while sharpening their skills at analyzing images and identifying evidence.

The Norse Myths

They never faltered in their belief in me. Other writers should be so lucky to have
that kind of support. I was captured by the Northern Thing quite early on. My first
interest in Norse Mythology came from a simplified version of Thor and the story ...

Author: Heilan Yvette Grimes

Publisher: Heilan Yvette Grimes

ISBN: 1879196026

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 329

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To be captured by the Northern Thing means to be taken with the Norse stories of the Gods. If that describes you, then The Norse Myths should help. It contains the most complete versions of the Norse myths available in the English language. The Norse Myths is presented as a narrative from the beginning of creation to the final great battle of Ragnarok, followed by the Rebirth. The Norse Myths is split into several parts: Part One: In the Beginning. Eight chapters that set up the Universe. Part Two: The Adventures. Twelve chapters about the adventures of Gods, Elves, Jotuns, Humans. Part Three: The Ending of All Things. Overarching in all the stories is Ragnarokr, the Doom of the Gods. Even in the humorous stories there's a sense of fatality. Part Three is eight chapters leading to the final battle (Ragnarokr) and the subsequent Rebirth into a more Utopian world. Finally, there is a complete Glossary of all the characters, places, and objects in the book. The spelling used in the book is presented with definitions of the word and alternate spellings, followed by a complete description. And there's a Genealogy chart showing the familial relationships of many of the characters. Norse mythology comes from the Nordic countries, including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland. These countries were heavily influenced by Teutonic (German) mythology. This book contains all of the legends which pertain to the Gods. Future volumes will be about family sagas like The Niebelungenlied (The Ring Saga). There is a deep foreboding, a sense of doom, that pervades Norse mythology. The Gods are not immortal. They can be injured and need to be healed. They can find themselves bent with old age. Against the right enemy they can be killed. From the beginning the Gods know they are in a violent battle of good versus evil. The Gods, mankind of Midgardr, and light elves, are doing what they can to stave off the last battle, Ragnarokr, the Doom of the Gods. They fight against evil giants, ferocious wolves, giant sea serpents, and the cunning Loki. The Nordic countries have harsh winters resulting in a mythology that is darker than most. The Norse hero wants to die a hero's death, in battle, fighting for right. The worst death is the straw death, in bed, old, infirm, and away from the fight. The hero who dies in battle goes to Valhalla or one of the other fighting halls to practice and prepare for the last great battle. Those who die straw deaths go to the torturous halls in Niflheimr. Glory does not await them. Pain, venous snakes, and starvation awaits them. Yet, there is hope . . . always hope. There is the vision of a better life filled with peace and tranquility, the Rebirth. Norse mythology has influenced many fantasy novels including The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, who taught Norse mythology at Oxford. The Norse Myths will take you to a world of legend with Thor, Odin, Loki, Gods, Goddesses, monsters, giants, and dwarves doing what they can to help or hurt each other.

It s A Myth Greek Roman and Norse Mythology

The best known of the myths are Greek, Roman, and Norse. When the Romans
conquered Greece, they adapted the religion of the Greeks to their own practical
minds. They gave the gods new names and believed in them with less ardor than


Publisher: Pieces of Learning

ISBN: 9781934358986



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Monsters of Norse Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497667011

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

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A young boy must slay Fafnir, a shape-shifting ogre who has transformed himself into a dragon Fafnir lives with his family in a fortress-like house deep in the forest. His father, descended from an archdemon, shares the secrets of the dark arts with Fafnir and his two brothers. Regnir, the eldest, is a deformed dwarf who lusts after gold and relies on his cunning to get it. Hungering only for food, Oter, the middle brother, can transform himself into a bird of prey. The shape-shifting Fafnir desires to be feared, and when Odin, king of the gods, sets a trap with a treasure that tempts every giant, ogre, and dwarf in his domain, Fafnir becomes a dragon. However, he is about to confront an even fiercer rival: a mortal named Siegfried. This adventure-filled Norse myth is a powerful story of magic, curses, doom, and destruction featuring an unlikely hero whose perils are only just beginning.

Asgard Stories Tales From Norse Mythology

Mabel H., Foster Cummings. Asgard Stories Tales from Norse Mythology By Mary
H. Foster and Mabel Asgard Stories.

Author: Mabel H., Foster Cummings

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465506020



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Norse Mythology References in Harry Potter

Norse. mythology. elements. in. Harry. Potter. novels. The mythology in Rowling ́s
novels is undoubtedly noticeable at the first sight, at least for the more aware
eyes. She makes references to many mythical creatures and even some
character ...

Author: Lenka Šerešová

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668356653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 13

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Essay from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Leipzig (Anglistik), course: Anglo-Saxon Literature, language: English, abstract: The word Mythology is derived from mythos, which means “myth” (probably of unknown origin) and from logy meaning “study”. Although themes of myths may differ, they usually describe basic aspects of existence; they introduce stories about the creation of Earth, mortality of human race, or the division of the year into seasons. From the ancient times people felt the need to explain all the phenomena affecting their lives and that is probably why they created myths and legends; they blamed bad weather conditions on evil forces and when something good affected their lives, they, on the other hand, worshipped those supernatural beings that helped them. The mythology in Rowling ́s novels is undoubtedly noticeable at the first sight, at least for the more aware eyes. She makes references to many mythical creatures and even some character names or spells are created according to mythology elements.

Scandinavian Mythology

A 640651 NORSE MYTHOLOGY. By RASMUS B. ANDERSON. In the forces and
phenomena of Nature we must look for the origin of the heathen mythologies.
Thus the shepherds found their gods in the bright stars that twinkled every night ...

Author: Rasmus Björn Anderson



Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 15

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English Poetry and Old Norse Myth

The primary subject of this book is the engagement of poets writing in English
with Old Norse mythology. The influence of Norse myth is evident in English
poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period right up until the present day. The reasons
why a ...

Author: Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199562180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History traces the influence of Old Norse myth on poetry in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Many major poets were inspired by this mythic material. Some, such as the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf, or Walter Scott, used mythic references to set the scene of a distant but dramatic Northern past. Others, such as Thomas Gray, or Matthew Arnold, adapted actual Old Norse mythological texts in wayswhich both responded to and formed the literary tastes of their own times. Still others, such as William Blake, or David Jones, reworked central mythic elements -- valkyries weaving the fates of men, or the great WorldTree on which Odin sacrificed himself -- into their own poetry. This book shows how both major and minor poets in English have reflected changing attitudes towards the pagan North.