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Norse Mythology

Author : Andrew Walsh
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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

Author : Rasmus Bjørn Anderson
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The Norse Mythology In the Days of Giants

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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited collection of Norse Mythology. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Beginning of Things How Odin Lost His Eye Kvasir's Blood The Giant Builder The Magic Apples Skadi's Choice The Dwarf's Gifts Loki's Children The Quest of the Hammer The Giantess Who Would Not Thor's Visit to the Giants Thor's Fishing Thor's Duel In the Giant's House Balder and the Mistletoe The Punishment of Loki

Norse Mythology A to Z

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

Norse Myths

Author : Eric Mark Braun
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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.

Scandinavian Mythology

Author : Rasmus Björn Anderson
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Norse Mythology

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Norse Mythology

Author : Sofia Visconti
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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 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*

The Nine Worlds

Author : Mary Elizabeth Litchfield
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The Poetic Edda

Author : Paul Acker
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This unique collection of essays applies significant critical approaches to the mythological poetry of the Poetic Edda, a principal source for Old Norse cosmography and the legends of Odin, Loki, and Thor. The volume also provides very useful introductions that sketch the critical history of the Eddas. By applying new theoretical approaches (feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist) to each of the major poems, this book yields a variety of powerful and convincing readings. Contributors to the collection are both young scholars and senior figures in the discipline, and are of varying nationalities (American, British, Australian, Scandinavian, and Icelandic), thus ensuring a range of interpretations from different corners of the scholarly community. The new translations included here make available for the first time to English-speaking students the intriguing methodologies that are currently developing in Scandinavia. An essential collection of scholarship for any Old Norse course, The Poetic Edda will also be of interest to scholars of Indo-European myth, as well as those who study the theory of myth.

Norse Mythology

Author : Neil Matt Hamilton
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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

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.

Norse Mythology

Author : Shirley Raye Redmond
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Author Shirley Raye Redmond allows your readers an enriching look at the mythology of the Norse culture. She explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of this culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include creation stories, and myths of the gods, frost giants, and heroes. This volume has a map of Scandinavia, a genealogy grid with some of the major gods and prominent characters such as Loki and his offspring, a table of key characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.

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.

The Prose Edda

Author : Snorri Sturluson
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The wellspring of modern knowledge of Norse mythology, these ancient legends of gods and heroes were created to preserve the narrative style of the Viking sagas from European influence.

Norse Mythology

Author : Kory Aumont
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Before the tide of Christianity cast its influence over the greater part of the Western World, magic and tradition were rich in the lives of the Nordic people. These great men and women of lore speak to us of glorified battles, strong noble bloodlines, and honor in the face of adversity. We celebrate the incredible tales of Loki and Frigga, the mighty Thor and the all-powerful Odin. Now the annals of history have offered us the great gift of studying and understanding this magnificent culture. Readers young and old alike have the opportunity to explore this fascinating and awe-inspiring collection of religious stories and rich traditions belonging to such a complex belief system. Discover for yourself the magic and mystery in the stories of Baldur, Heimdall, and Idun. Uncover the ancient tale of the fortification of Asgard, the great kingdom of the Nordic gods, and the chilling story behind the binding of Fenrir. Even though thousands of years have passed since these cultural stories were first shared around the forges and fires of the Nordic populations, they still entrance and inspire us with the great deeds of the human race and the incredible gods who watched over them. Find your own wealth of inspiration among the tales of the great gods and goddesses once worshipped by the Vikings.

A Handbook of Norse Mythology

Author : Karl Mortensen
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Handbook of Norse Mythology

Author : John Lindow
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Describes the themes, characters, rituals, and beliefs of Norse mythology.

Norse Mythology According to Uncle Einar

Author : Janet T. Sibley
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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.