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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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Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring...
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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
Ingri D'Aulaire - 2005-07-10 (first published in 1967)
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The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god o...
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The Prose Edda
Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)
Snorri Sturluson - 2006-01-31 (first published in 1220)
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'What was the beginning, or how did things start? What was there before?'...
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The Poetic Edda
Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Hackett Classics)
Jackson Crawford - 2015-03-05 (first published in 1270)
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"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a thirteenth-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological, and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information...
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The Sagas of Icelanders
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
2001-03-01 (first published in 1200)
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In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also known as the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s great literary treasures – as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realis...
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The Viking Spirit
An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion
Daniel McCoy - 2016-06-01
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The Viking Spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you'd expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People (, it's written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that's easy to understand and a pleasure to read. It inclu...
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Gods and Myths of Northern Europe
H.R. Ellis Davidson - 1965-01-03 (first published in 1964)
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Tiw, Woden, Thunor, Frig. these ancient northern deities gave their names to the very days of our week. Nevertheless, most of us know far more of Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and the classical deities. Recent researches in archaeology and mythology have added to what was already a fairly consistent picture (largely derived from a twelfth-century ...
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The Gospel of Loki
Joanne M. Harris - 2016-06-07 (first published in 2014)
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The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods - retold from the point of view of the world's ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki's recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of ...
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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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From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the drag...
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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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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, foll...
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