Nordic Gods and Heroes

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Rich selection of age-old legends concerning the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, their problems with the mischievous Loki, the exploits of Odin and Thor, the story of Sigurd, the winning of Brynhild, the twilight of the gods and more. Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany.

A collection of Norse myths and legends featuring such gods as Odin, Thor, Frey, and Freya.

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Overview

Rich selection of age-old legends concerning the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, their problems with the mischievous Loki, the exploits of Odin and Thor, the story of Sigurd, the winning of Brynhild, the twilight of the gods and more. Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany.

A collection of Norse myths and legends featuring such gods as Odin, Thor, Frey, and Freya.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481978453
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/13/2013
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 387,151
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I
THE DWELLERS IN ASGARD
1. Far Away and Long Ago
2. The Building of the Wall
3. Iduna and Her Apples: How Loki Put the Gods in Danger
4. Sif's Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard
5. How Brock the Dwarf Brought Judgement on Loki
6. How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her
7. "How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword"
8. Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came to Be
9. The All-Father's Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard
PART II
ODIN THE WANDERER
1. Odin Goes to Mimir's Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom
2. Odin Faces an Evil Man
3. Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead
4. "Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings"
5. Thor and Loki in the Giant's City
6. How Thor and Loki Befooled Thyrm the Giant
7. Ægir's Feast: How Thor Triumphed
8. "The Dwarf's Hoard, and the Curse that It Brought"
PART III
THE WITCH'S HEART
1. Foreboding in Asgard
2. Loki the Betrayer
3. Loki against Æsir
4. The Valkyrie
5. The Children of Loki
6. Baldur's Doom
7. Loki's Punishment
PART IV
THE SWORD OF THE VOLSUNGS AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
1. Sigurd's Youth
2. The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir
3. The Dragon's Blood
4. The Story of Sigmund and Signy
5. The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli
6. The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli
7. Brynhild in the House of Flame
8. Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs
9. How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar
10. The Death of Sigurd
11. The Twilight of the Gods
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2004

    Short and Sweet

    I can't really say much that hasn't already been said by previous reviewers, but I wanted to get my 5-star rating in at least. This book is written in plain and simple English, which makes it very fast-paced, but also accessible and entertaining. I own several other books of Norse mythology, but none of them is as detailed about the wanderings of Odin in quest of knowledge. Colum's coverage here is priceless. Speaking of paganism, please note that while Odin makes a sacrifice for perfect wisdom, his lust for knowledge isn't portrayed as evil as it is in the Faust legend. Knowledge as an end in itself comes at a price, but is not seen as self-indulgent or proud. Bravo for the Vikings! Anyway, this book is one of my favorites from the past few years. I hope others continue to enjoy it (and keep it in print)!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Good Information

    This is a an excellent book on Norse Gods, and the pictures are great! I wish it gave more information on what each god was the god of.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2001

    Good book to jump start one onto Norse Mythology

    The things i liked about this book: 1. It is in a sequence. 2. IT has most of the facts in. 3. It is in simple english 4. There are redundant back references which helps to retain information.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2001

    good for pagans

    I read this book and it helped me become a better pagan. It helped me get in tune with the Norse Gods and Goddesses and I helped me out religiously.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    Great bedtimes stories of old!

    This book was the first book in a loong time that I sat and read in one sitting. It enthralle me from the start. I have greatly enjoyed reading this book. I also hope that you will too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

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    A swordo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Waffles

    Pancakes ate thor

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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