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The Norse Myths

The Norse Myths

by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780394748467
Pages: 276
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2021-01-18


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. Drawing on a wide range of souces, the author has re-created 32 classic Norse Myths that compete in power with Greek mythology.