The Myths Of The Norsemen

The Myths Of The Norsemen

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by H. A. Guerber
     
 

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H. A. Geuerber's "The Myths of the Norsemen" is a classic collection of stories retold from Norse mythology. Beginning with the Norse myth of creation and following through the sagas of more than twenty gods, heroes and villains, "The Myths of the Norsemen" recounts the rich mythological tradition of the Norse people. Of the more familiar characters in this collection

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H. A. Geuerber's "The Myths of the Norsemen" is a classic collection of stories retold from Norse mythology. Beginning with the Norse myth of creation and following through the sagas of more than twenty gods, heroes and villains, "The Myths of the Norsemen" recounts the rich mythological tradition of the Norse people. Of the more familiar characters in this collection one might immediately recognize the stories of Odin and Thor. These stories are brought together with less familiar Norse myths in a collection that includes reproductions of illustrations from the original edition. Readers both young and old will delight in these classic tales of adventure and fantasy.

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ISBN-13:
9781420937305
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,031,603
File size:
93 MB
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Myths of the Norsemen (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Over the centuries, Norse mythology has exerted profound influence on the Western World never has such a rich collection of myths of this magnitude have been sorted and organized in a book than Myths of the Norsemen by Helene A. Guerber, this book presents the Scandinavian and Germanic ideals, myths and folklore that have formed Western society. Sporting an excellent introduction, twenty-nine chapters, sixty-four illustrations and a poetical quotation index, Myths of the Norsemen is a great book for beginners learning about Norse mythology and Germanic mythology. However, even though this is a great book for beginners, some people may have trouble pronouncing certain names of gods, places, things, etc. The author utilizes the actual accurate name in Old Norsk, originating from the original Elder Eddas and Sagas from Iceland she uses the Germanic-Old Norsk umlauts which might confuse native English-speaking readers who have no previous Germanic language education. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I want to know is, why did the author feel the need to dump on the ancient followers of the religion so much? He keeps referring to them as ignorant and seems to feel the need to look down his nose at these Myths as somehow of less asthetic value as the myths of the Greeks and Romans. That being said, if you can get past all the rhetoric the author feels the need to throw into this, it really is a good read for someone who is just starting to learn about norse Mythology, though it might be a tad basic for experts in the field.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information. Very good for beginers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fine place to start on the road to Norse myths. There is a deeper more troubled path to take for to truth and origins of the myths but this little book makes for a comprehensive fjord from which the longships of Viking enthusiasm may launch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If anyone's lookimg to understand Norse myths,this book is for you. It's easy to understand and is brimming with information on all the Norse gods.
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In my opinion Greek mythology is overrated and norse mythology is better. It is more interesting and gives us deeper understandings of norse society. However that is just my opinion; you can think what you want. No offense.