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Myths of the Norsemen (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) - H.A. Guerber, Kirsten Wolf
Myths of the Norsemen (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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Scandinavians of the Viking Age answered the mysteries of life in their myths and legends. Folklorist Helene Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these tales in Myths of the Norsemen. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, the... show more
Scandinavians of the Viking Age answered the mysteries of life in their myths and legends. Folklorist Helene Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these tales in Myths of the Norsemen. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, the myths tell of passion, love, friendship, pride, courage, and betrayal.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780760783320 (0760783322)
ASIN: 760783322
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages no: 430
Edition language: English
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Denise
Denise rated it
3.5 Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas
I found this book on Project Gutenberg and decided to read it before reading some Icelandic sagas so that I wouldn't be completely lost. For someone who had little knowledge of Norse mythology this was a good book to get an overview of Norse gods and mythology. I have seen some reviews that have sta...
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations
Heartless Lyn @ Great Imaginations rated it
4.0
The upside to this collection can be seen in the in depth discussion on each subject, but the downside is the tiptoeing around the grittier parts of the Norse myths. However, I would highly recommend this book for follow up reading.
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