Norse Mythology

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609103

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Norse Mythology

Provides information on the gods, heroes, rituals, beliefs, symbols, and stories of Norse mythology.

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195153820

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

View: 289

Provides information on the gods, heroes, rituals, beliefs, symbols, and stories of Norse mythology.

The Norse Myths

Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds Drawing on a ...

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Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394748467

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds

Introduction to Norse Mythology for Kids

Plus you'll learn what daily life was like for Vikings, how they fought, and more! If you love learning about history, or are a fan of the Thor and Loki movies, this book is the perfect collection of Norse trivia!"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Peter Aperlo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1646041909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 221

"Discover viking mythology, from Asgard to Valhalla! Vikings lived a long time ago, but that doesn't mean their history, myths, and stories aren't still exciting today! Get to know the fascinating stories behind your favorite Norse gods, goddesses, heroes, villains, and monsters in this fun introduction to Norse mythology. You'll learn all about Thor and his hammer Mjolnir, the cunning and mischievous adventures of the trickster Loki, and Freyja, the beautiful goddess with the falcon cloak. Uncover fantastical creatures, fearsome monsters, and epic battles--all from ancient Scandinavia--with stories including: Thor and the Clay Giant, The Death of Baldr, Loki's Dangerous Children, and more! Plus you'll learn what daily life was like for Vikings, how they fought, and more! If you love learning about history, or are a fan of the Thor and Loki movies, this book is the perfect collection of Norse trivia!"--Provided by publisher.

The Norse Myths

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.

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.

Norse Mythology Volume 1 Graphic Novel

V. 1: "Collects issues 1-6 of the Dark Horse comic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology"--

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506718744

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 928

#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and Eisner Award-winning comics legend P. Craig Russell breathe new life into the ancient Norse stories by taking readers through the creation of the Nine Worlds to the epic origin and adventures of Thor, Odin, and Loki all the way to the end of life--Ragnarök. Having previously written about deities in American Gods and The Sandman, Gaiman teams with Russell to finally bring readers to follow the northern gods in their own setting in this comic book adaptation of the hit novel! Collects Norse Mythology #1-#6.

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

View: 144

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

Treasury of Norse Mythology Stories of Intrigue Trickery Love and Revenge Stories Poems

This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1426323573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 481

Coinciding with the new Rick Riordan Magnus Chase series and the Marvel Age of Ultron DVD, featuring Thor, comes a new look at Asgard and the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.

Norse Mythology

In this audio book, Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals, and Beliefs of Norse Mythology, the listener will be transported to the ancient customs of beliefs of the ancient Vikings of the north.

Author: Bernard Hayes

Publisher: Vincent Noot

ISBN: 8832519283

Category: History

Page:

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In this audio book, Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals, and Beliefs of Norse Mythology, the listener will be transported to the ancient customs of beliefs of the ancient Vikings of the north. This audiobook is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses that the Nordic people worshiped. You will discover: A description and explanation of the Norse mythological gods and goddesses, and which tribe the gods mentioned belonged to An introduction to the Nordic pagan belief systems, and the multifaceted ways in which their religious practices were incorporated into their daily lives Popular Nordic sagas, a description of what sagas were, and examples of the most important sagas within the Norse culture An explanation of the most revered Norse rituals and celebrations, and how their beliefs left their impression on religious practices that are still held by Christianity today The Nordic people had many heroes of myth and legend, and you will be introduced to both stories of myth and living, breathing Viking heroes that were revered. Norse mythology is intricate and complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This audiobook will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Nordic people, and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries!

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

View: 450

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

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

Page:

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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 Prose Edda

The wellspring for modern knowledge of Norse mythology, these legends of gods and heroes were created to preserve the Vikings' narrative style from European influence.

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451518

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 266

View: 855

The wellspring for modern knowledge of Norse mythology, these legends of gods and heroes were created to preserve the Vikings' narrative style from European influence. Edda means "poetic art," and this guidebook for Icelandic poets has been a timeless inspiration for generations of writers, including Wagner, Borges, and Tolkien.

Norse Mythology

Following the deeds of the powerful Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki, and filled with a host of fantastic creatures and magical objects, these tales conjure up a world of heroism and romance that will enthrall readers.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1398807397

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The myths and legends of the Norseman have entertained the young and old for hundreds of years. Collated here in this thrilling treasury, these tales will transport you to the magical realms of Asgard, Midgard and Jötunheim. Full of dramatic stories of dark deeds, cunning and war, as well as love, compassion and humor, Norse mythology has influenced countless generations of writers, including Tolkein, George R. R. Martin and Stan Lee. Following the deeds of the powerful Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki, and filled with a host of fantastic creatures and magical objects, these tales conjure up a world of heroism and romance that will enthrall readers.

From Asgard to Valhalla

This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor".

Author: Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857712756

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 240

Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the mysterious valkyries, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with vivid incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks, Ragnarok - the end of the world and of the gods themselves - is at hand. It is from this tree that Odin, father of the gods, hanged himself in search of the wisdom of the dead: a disturbing image of divine sacrifice far removed from the feasting and fighting of his otherworld home, Valhalla. This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's "Ring" to Marvel Comics' "Mighty Thor". Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. "From Asgard to Valhalla" is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.

Norse Myths

Make Ancient Norse mythology come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations.

Author: Eric Mark Braun

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474752519

Category:

Page: 32

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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.

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781696250566

Category:

Page: 132

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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

Collects stories from ancient Norse mythology, including the creation of the world, the tree of the universe, and the end of the world with the battle of Ragnarok.

Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617147265

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 574

Collects stories from ancient Norse mythology, including the creation of the world, the tree of the universe, and the end of the world with the battle of Ragnarok.


D Aulaires Book of Norse Myths

A collection of Norse myths describing the exploits of the Aesir gods and goddesses, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the day of reckoning.

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 154

View: 453

A collection of Norse myths describing the exploits of the Aesir gods and goddesses, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the day of reckoning.

Norse Mythology

A collection of stories told by the Norsemen that "tell of the birth of the world and the coming of the gods to rule over them."

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486420825

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 369

A collection of stories told by the Norsemen that "tell of the birth of the world and the coming of the gods to rule over them."