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Norse Mythology

Author : John Lindow
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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.

Norse Mythology

Author : Rasmus Björn Anderson
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Norse Myths

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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.

Norse Mythology

Author : Rasmus Bjørn Anderson
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Handbook of Norse Mythology

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Norse Mythology

Author : Birker Leif
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This book consists of two titles, which are the following: 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.

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Author : History Brought Alive
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As the droplets from Niflheim mixed with the fiery depths of Muspelheim, a phenomenon occurred... Exploring Norse Mythology - The Myths, Sagas & Legends Norse Mythology is truly fascinating, it is no wonder Hollywood, writers, and game studios have jumped on the bandwagon. Whether it be influence over The Marvel blockbusters, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, God of War and more. The Tales are Epic, The Battles are Fierce & The Drama is Plentiful! Join us on a discovery to the Marvels & Wonders of Norse Mythology, and learn from one of the most interesting civilizations ever known - The Vikings. At History Brought Alive, we are history and mythology enthusiasts who are fascinated with the secrets ancient beliefs, customs, traditions, and myths hold. As you journey through this book, we will help you peel back the layers of history that surround these fascinating stories to take a peek at the accurate accounts of the myths, beliefs, customs, and traditions as they actually were. In this book you will discover: The Most Important and Powerful Gods & Goddess What Was Life Like for The Vikings? (beliefs, customs, secrets & more) Thor - God of Thunder & The Origin of Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir) The Poetic Edda, an ancient collection which historians have used as evidence to piece together the Viking era & Norse Mythology How Norse Mythology Influenced Modern Pop Culture - Marvel, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Viking Metal & More The Legend of The Draugr (The Vikings Killer Zombie) Ragnarok: All You Need to Know About the End of the World in Norse Mythology The Viking Afterlife: From Hel to Valhalla And much, much more... As you embark on this journey, imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Odin. Odin is willing to let go of a reality, in order to be allowed to drink from the well that contains all the wisdom of the world. We welcome you to do as Odin… let go and drink deep from the well of wisdom. Start Reading This Book Today!

Old Norse Mythology

Author : John Lindow
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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

Author : Neil Gaiman
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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

Author : Jim Ollhoff
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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 peopleÍs lives. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.