Book review - The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes
review by Becky
An exhilarating introduction to the vivid, violent, boisterous world of the Norse myths and their cultural legacy?from Tolkien to Game of Thrones The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by Ó?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnarök, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki’s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes in between: the long and problematic relationship between the gods and the giants, the (mis)adventures of human heroes and heroines, with their family feuds, revenges, marriages, and murders; and the interaction between the gods and mortals.
Available on amazon.com here: The Norse Myths: A Guide to The Gods and Heroes
An absolute gold mind of information, history and legend lore!
Thoroughly loved reading it. I learnt a lot from it and I was pleased to see how Carolyn also nodded to the various modern forms and features of norse myths in new fiction and tv series...
Highly recommend for anyone who wants to know more about the Norse gods and heroes and heroines and trolls and giants and dragons and cursed gold/weapons... there is so much to learn about than Marvel inaccurately portrays.
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