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The Norse myths a guide to the gods and heroes by Carolyne Larrington

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Written in English


  • Norse Mythology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 203) and index.

Other titlesGuide to the gods and heroes
StatementCarolyne Larrington
LC ClassificationsBL860 .L37 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination208 pages
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27228213M
ISBN 100500251967
ISBN 109780500251966
LC Control Number2016941839

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My book The Viking Spirit retells no less than thirty-four of them – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally in-depth look at the wider religion of which Norse mythology was a part. I’ve also written a popular list of The 10 Best Norse Mythology Books, which you’ll probably find helpful in . The Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes has quickly become one of my favourite books on Norse mythology. It is a basic introduction to the mythology, so individuals wanting more analysis or discussion, or those already very familiar with Norse myths may not find this book that insightful or interesting/5. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, is a big, heavy book. It opens with a foreword by the author explaining exactly what Norse Myths are and how they came about. From their beliefs of Asgard, Midgard and Niflheim: The world below ruled by a half alive, half dead woman, to giants and dwarfs/5. Thor, the Norse god of Thunder, goes on a fishing trip with a giant, and rows into the waters of the Midgard Serpent. Fenris the Wolf. Fenris the Wolf was so strong that he could bite through chains. The tragic, tale of how a favourite son of the gods was killed. This one is really sad. The Punishment of Loki.

Meet dragon-slaying heroes and giant-smashing gods, as well as Thor, the thunder god, Loki the shape-shifting trickster and sea serpents, fire demons and frost giants in these awe-inspiring myths. Includes a guide to Norse names and characters, and internet links to websites to find out more about the Vikings. Before Norse Mythology, I read the beautifully illustrated D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths () for children. I found that the humor, violence, imagination, pathos, and plots are essentially the same in both, but that Gaiman gives more emotional, psychological, and physical detail. The myths have seldom been better served. —Booklist (starred review) The brutal, mischievous, and fascinating stories of Norse mythology unfold in lively and dramatic retellings, which introduce the gods and goddesses of Asgard, as well as the dwarves and giants of Midgard and Jotunheim. —Publishers Weekly (starred review).   • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is published by Bloomsbury (£20). To order a copy for £15 go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only.

Loki is the Bart Simpson of Norse mythology, forever pulling pranks, forever getting caught and forever talking his way out of the consequences " — The New York Times Book Review "[These] works, especially the books of Norse and Greek myths, were and remain crucial to . If you plan to go on a roadtrip and want to listen to the story as part of your prep, you can listen (and download) this public domain recording: The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum - Librivox Recording. This link for The Children of Odin has options for the ebook as well as the audio files.. You can also use the attached files.   The author starts off with a page or so introduction to the myths, covering the Norse world, cosmology, the pantheon of Norse gods, the sources, and the general structure of the heart of the book consists of 32 myths, arranged in basically a chronological order - beginning with the creation of the world / Ymir, and ending with is followed by notes (of a more academic Cited by: D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths () by Ingri d'Aulaire. "…a mythological tour de force." — The New York Times "Out of print for many years, Norse Gods and Giants has been very handsomely reissued by the The New York Review Children’s Collection and retitled D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse ing a sturdy sewn binding, the book arguably represents the pinnacle of Brand: NYR Children's Collection.