Handbook Of Norse Mythology

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The book describes the pagan origins of Scandinavia, the interaction between the Vikings and other Europeans, and the concept of time in Norse mythology, and gives a dictionary of deities, themes, and concepts. With 200 entries of up to four pages each, the dictionary includes both well-known characters like Thor and minor figures such as Gleipnir, the "fetter with which the wolf Fenrir was finally bound." It also includes further references about Viking and medieval Scandinavia, archaeology, etymology, the conversion of Iceland, other encyclopedias, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A reliable reference for the large range of published material addressing Nordic mythology, this scholarly volume is recommended for academic libraries."


Library Journal

"Makes a significant contribution to the fields of mythology and Scandinavian studies and is highly recommended for large public and academic libraries."



"Highly recommended for all libraries, public and academic."



"This volume is a welcome addition to an impressive series of handbooks on world mythology. . . . [The] author of many books on the subject, [Lindow] is eminently qualified for the task. . . . Attractive as a desk or library reference, this volume can be profitably used by students or scholars."


American Reference Books Annual

Contains entries on major deities, characters, themes, rituals, and beliefs of Norse mythology and an overview essay on the evolution of the Norse culture's history and belief systems, plus a chronology of the Norse mythological universe, a glossary of cultural and mythological terms, and annotated bibliographies of introductory and scholarly publications, Web sites, fiction and poetry, and film. Includes b&w photos of artifacts. Author information is not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072172
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/8/2001
  • Series: World Mythology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 824,916
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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