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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500251966

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 208

View: 730

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

Gives the history of the Norse myths and legends of pagan Scandinavia.

Author: Raymond Ian Page

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gods, Norse

Page: 80

View: 983

Gives the history of the Norse myths and legends of pagan Scandinavia.

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

View: 282

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Norse Myths

This fabulous new book offers all the main tales with an introduction to the characters and the land that inspired them.

Author: J.K. Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787556336

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 564

Myths & Legends. The Vikings and their norse gods fought a constant battle with nature. Their landscape, with its stark mountains and long nights created a particularly rough mythology, with profound contrasts and unforgettable heroes: Odin, Thor and Loki are just some of the familiar characters that maintain an influence over us today through movies, TV series and comics, to great fiction and epic poetry. This fabulous new book offers all the main tales with an introduction to the characters and the land that inspired them. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.

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

View: 271

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 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

View: 556

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

Old Norse Myths Literature and Society

This volume is a collection of thirteen essays by leading scholars from diverse fields. Most of the essays were presented in an earlier form at the 11th. International Saga Conference in Sydney in July 2000.

Author: Margaret Clunies Ross

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 831

This volume is a collection of thirteen essays by leading scholars from diverse fields. Most of the essays were presented in an earlier form at the 11th. International Saga Conference in Sydney in July 2000. It examines some of the most complex and perplexing questions that arise when modern scholars approach the rich but often puzzling evidence for belief in and use of myths in early Scandinavia. The essays illustrate the advantages of bringing approaches that use a range of methodologies, from literary studies to archeology, and from history to the history of religions, to bear upon the evidence that has survived.

The Norse Myths

As well as a treasure trove of these epic stories of heroism and cruelty, squabbles and seductions, The Norse Myths is a comprehensive study of their origins, survival and interpretations - as academically important as it is exhilarating.

Author: Dr Tom Birkett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786488809

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 865

The great Norse Myths are among the most dramatic and unforgettable stories in all human history. These fascinating, fantastical tales have inspired centuries of art, culture and literature, including the storytelling of Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin's Game of Thrones, Wagner's Ring Cycle and Marvel Comics. The Norse Myths takes us on a thrilling journey through the Norse cosmos, from the creation of the world to Ragnarok, the final world-destroying conflict; via the Nine Worlds, and the exploits of the mighty gods and goddesses - mystical Odin, malicious Loki, mighty Thor and more - and their quarrel with the giants. Bringing to life the magical world of monsters and mythical creatures, this also introduces the adventures of humankind: folk heroes and tricksters; Sigmund's great battle in the Volsung Saga; the exploits of Kings and Princes; and Viking exploration and settlement of new lands including Iceland, Greenland, America, and Viking life in the Mediterranean and the East. As well as a treasure trove of these epic stories of heroism and cruelty, squabbles and seductions, The Norse Myths is a comprehensive study of their origins, survival and interpretations - as academically important as it is exhilarating.

Norse Myths and Legends

This is an accessible book, which both provides a retelling of these dramatic stories and also sets them in context so that their place within the Viking world can be understood.

Author: Martyn Whittock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147213804X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 670

'A terrific, detailed introduction of these wonderful stories and the pantheon of characters in them . . . their writing is vivid and lively . . . a great addition to any library.' Rosi Hollinbeck, San Francisco Book Review 'With recent volumes, such as Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology and J.R.R. Tolkien's posthumously published The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún, appealing more to readers strictly interested in creative takes on classic Norse tales, this title attracts new readers by offering solid retellings and contextual information that serve as a valuable introduction to this rich tradition.' Library Journal While the main focus of the book is on telling the stories, some scene-setting is provided at the beginning and each chapter also contains a section of commentary to explain what is going on and its significance. The Norse myths have gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, partly through a Scandinavian diaspora, especially in the USA) and partly through a great interest in the myths and legends which lie behind Viking activity. Tolkien's 'Middle Earth', too, as seen in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films is heavily indebted to Germanic/Norse mythology. The Whittock's book fills a gap in the market between academic publications and the interest-generating (but confusing) products of Hollywood and comic-culture. This is an accessible book, which both provides a retelling of these dramatic stories and also sets them in context so that their place within the Viking world can be understood. The book explores Norse myths (stories, usually religious, which explain origins, why things are as they are, the nature of the spiritual) and legends (stories which attempt to explain historical events and which may involve historical characters but which are told in a non-historical way and which often include supernatural events).

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

View: 221

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 Myths

The stories of Thor, Odin and Loki are familiar to most of us.

Author: Martin J Dougherty

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 178274343X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 100

The stories of Thor, Odin and Loki are familiar to most of us. Many people know that the Norse gods fought against giants and were ultimately betrayed by Loki the trickster. The end of the world and the death of the gods in a grim battle called Ragnarok has also found its way into popular culture. Ideas taken from Norse mythology are frequently found in modern fantasy and science fiction – such as elves, dwarfs and undead warriors rising from an unquiet grave, for example. Norse mythology is rich in adventure and ideas about creation, death and the afterlife. Norse Myths takes a wide-ranging approach, examining the creation stories of the Norse world, the monsters and the pantheons of the deities, including such figures as Heimdall, Freya and Baldr. It looks at the sagas and the Prose and Poetic Eddas, which tell of real and imagined people, featuring both heroic tales and humorous escapades. The book also examines how Norse myths were interpreted in a Christianized Europe and how their motifs influenced medieval German writers and, in turn, were used in the modern world in very different ways, by the likes of composer Richard Wagner and in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white artworks and illustrations, Norse Myths is an engaging and highly informative exploration of a rich mythology that still resounds today.

Favorite Norse Myths

MORE ABOUT THE NORSE MYTHS WHERE DID THE NORSE MYTHS COME
FROM ? THE NORSE MYTHS Came from a group of people called the Vikings ,
who included Danish people , Norwegians , and Swedes . The word " Vikings ...

Author:

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590480475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 87

View: 914

A collection of rarely retold tales from the "Elder Edda" and the "Younger Edda", two six-hundred-year-old Norse Manuscripts.

The Norse Myths

The Norse Myths 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 ...

Author: Heilan Yvette Grimes

Publisher: Heilan Yvette Grimes

ISBN: 1879196026

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 329

View: 925

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

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

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 136

View: 867

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!

Norse Myths

Perhaps the only real successor to the myth - maker is that poet , philosopher or
scientist who is no prisoner of his own ... or prose , could hope to present the
Norse myths in a form that would appeal to the wide audience they so well
deserve .

Author:

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 276

View: 937

Kevin Crossley-Holland uses his skills as a poet, translator and author to bring the Norse myths alive, revealing a dynamic culture in which is reflected the Norseman's spirit and confidence, his ruthlessness and cruelty, arrogance and generosity.

Reflections on Old Norse Myths

The articles in this volume demonstrate diverse angles from which Old Norse mythological texts can be viewed.

Author: Pernille Hermann

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 506

When seeking to understand the function of mythology in the pagan past and in medieval Iceland scholars are confronted with the problem of how sources from the Middle Ages can properly be used. The articles in this volume demonstrate diverse angles from which Old Norse mythological texts can be viewed. Many discuss methodological problems in dealing with the texts and draw on expertise from different fields of study such as history, philology, literary studies, and history of religions. The authors are all established experts in the field, but demonstrate new approaches to the study of Old Norse mythology, and offer insights into possible new directions for research.

Norse Mythology

Open a door to another world...., a world of adventure, heroism, romance and mystery. Norse Mythology, your calling has been answered with this book.

Author: Sofia Visconti

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781913397975

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 211

The Norse god Odin was a relentless seeker of knowledge and wisdom, willing to sacrifice almost anything for this pursuit. Odin's hunger for wisdom is evident in many of the stories that involve him, and I invite you to share his willingness to let go of your reality and jump into the mysterious world of Norse Mythology. Norse Mythology presents a rich and complex collection of stories derived from Germanic roots. A fascination with the history and life of the Norse is growing. Movies and television series about their way of life have surged in popularity. What makes it so fascinating is not the stories in themselves, although some are truly a feast to the eyes, but how they came to be and what they mean for the people that live by them. Let's drink from the well of knowledge and jump into a realm of wonder, where nothing is as it seems! By the end of this book, you will be familiar with Norse Mythology and its ancient heritage of sagas, myths and legends. You'll discover who the Norse were, how they lived and how they influenced the modern world. And, of course, you'll know more about your favorite gods, such as how Odin became the ruler of the Aesir gods, how Thor got his famous hammer, and who Loki's children are. All this and much more including The Most Important & Powerful Gods & Goddess Discover The Vikings - Facts & Myths The Legend of Sigurd The Dragon Hunter + Sigurd Runes The Dangerous Draugr Creatures That Killed Any Humans They Laid Eyes Upon How Freya's Beauty Led to Mjolin's Theft The Legend of The Kraken (mysterious sea monsters said to swell in the waters of Greenland and Norway) Thor The God of Thunder & The Story of How He Got His Hammer Ragnarok - All You Need to Know About the End of the World And much, much more... Open a door to another world...., a world of adventure, heroism, romance and mystery. Norse Mythology, your calling has been answered with this book.

Norse Myths and Legends

Synopsis coming soon.......

Author: Cheryl Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780746081143

Category: Legends

Page: 48

View: 443

This illustrated work provides a detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Norse mythology and their exploits.

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: 549

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.