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Best Books on Norse Mythology

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Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman - 2018-03-06 (first published in 2017)
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Embark on a journey through the Norse gods and their world, from their origin to their ultimate upheaval in Ragnarok. Through Neil Gaiman's deft prose, Odin, Thor, and Loki come to life with their competitive nature, susceptibility to trickery, and fiery passions. Explore the legendary nine worlds and the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants in this novelistic arc that stays true to the original myths. Experience the myths in a new light with Norse Mythology.
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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
Ingri D'Aulaire - 2005-07-10 (first published in 1967)
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Discover the fascinating world of Norse myths with this beautifully illustrated book. Children will be introduced to Odin, Thor, and Loki, as well as heroes, giants, and Valkyrie maidens. With captivating storytelling and stunning artwork, this book brings the fantastical world of Norse folklore to life.
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The Prose Edda
Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Snorri Sturluson - 2005-07-28 (first published in 1220)
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Explore the ancient stories of Norse mythology and the battles of gods, giants, dwarves, and elves in The Prose Edda. Written in Iceland, this renowned piece of Scandinavian literature provides unparalleled insights into the tragic realization of the future Ragnarok battle that will destroy the world. Featuring clear prose and powerful verse, this work has inspired modern tales such as Wagner's The Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. This new translation by Jesse Byock captures the original strength and subtlety alongside notes and appendices.
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The Poetic Edda
Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics)
Jackson Crawford - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1270)
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The Poetic Edda: A thirteenth-century Icelandic manuscript that provides historical, mythological, and literary insights into pre-Christian Scandinavians. Jackson Crawford's modern translation brings to life the gods, heroes, and unique vision of the beginning and end of the world. Accessible and authentic, this book is a must-read for those interested in Viking culture and mythology.
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The Sagas of Icelanders
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
2005-02-24 (first published in 1200)
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Discover the epic tales of the Viking age with this unique body of medieval literature known as The Sagas of Icelanders. Full of tragedy, realism, and engaging human characters, these stories explore universal themes such as love, hate, fate and freedom. Follow the Norse men and women as they settle in Iceland and venture west to Greenland and North America. Journey with them through a richly developed world and experience an astonishingly modern perspective on their lives and deeds.
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The Viking Spirit
An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion
Daniel McCoy - 2016-06-06
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Explore the captivating realm of Norse mythology in The Viking Spirit. Written by the renowned Daniel McCoy, this book offers a clear, engaging introduction to the gods, goddesses, and epic myths of the Viking culture. With retellings of 34 captivating tales, it is the most comprehensive guide to Norse mythology available. Discover the Vikings' concept of fate, their moral code, and their views on the afterlife as you explore this fascinating religion. Perfect for anyone looking to learn more about Viking culture, The Viking Spirit is scholarly, yet entertaining and easy to understand.
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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe
H.R. Ellis Davidson - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1964)
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Explore the ancient Nordic deities who gave us the names of our days of the week in this fascinating book. Learn about the gods of war and fertility, the sky and the sea, and the puzzling figures of Norse mythology. As the first popular treatment of the subject to appear in English for many years, this book is written by a scholar who specializes in Norse and Germanic mythology. Discover how these pagan beliefs eventually gave way to Christianity and how these beliefs related to daily life.
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The Gospel of Loki
Joanne M. Harris - 2014-02-20
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Discover the fascinating world of Norse gods and their ultimate trickster through the eyes of Loki in this first-person narrative. Follow his journey from the underworld of Chaos to his exploits on behalf of Odin, and witness the ultimate betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard. A must-read for fans of mythology and compelling storytelling.
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The Saga of the Volsungs with The Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok
With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok (Hackett Classics)
2017-07-31 (first published in 1200)
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This gripping book is a translation of two of the greatest sagas in Old Norse literature. Comprising of seven generations of a legendary heroic family, it is our best source of traditional lore about its members, including dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok. Dive into the rich tales of bravery, love, and mythological creatures with this captivating read.
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Norse Mythology
A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs
John Lindow - 2002-10-17 (first published in 2001)
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Explore the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Viking-Age Greenland in this fascinating read. From the creation of the universe to its destruction and the mythic future, Norse Mythology is filled with tales of gods, heroes, giants, and more. Discover deities and giants, learn about mythic time, and follow the ongoing struggle between gods and jotnar. This book offers insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski
Norse Gods by Johan Egerkrans
Norse Myths by Jeffrey Alan Love (Illustrator) Kevin Crossley-Ho
Rudiments of Runelore by Stephen Pollington
Myth and Religion of the North by E. O. G. Turville-Petre
We Are Our Deeds by Eric Wodening