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Tales of the Norse Gods and Heroes
     

Tales of the Norse Gods and Heroes

by Edward Thomas
 

This authoritative single-volume collection of Norse legends, compiled by a great scholar and translator of Norse mythology, masterfully retells tales of old. Here are enchanting accounts of the creation of the world and the great gods who ruled it, among them their leader Odin; Thor, god of thunder and enemy of giants; Loki, a mischievous — and often evil

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This authoritative single-volume collection of Norse legends, compiled by a great scholar and translator of Norse mythology, masterfully retells tales of old. Here are enchanting accounts of the creation of the world and the great gods who ruled it, among them their leader Odin; Thor, god of thunder and enemy of giants; Loki, a mischievous — and often evil — trickster; the Valkyries, a band of warrior-maidens; as well as sagas of Volsung, Sigmund, Helgi, Sigurd, and other lesser folk.
Students of literature, mythology, history, and anthropology will welcome this treasury of lyrical translations of stories taken from poems in the Old Norse tongue. Brimming with romance, action, and legendary feats, these early works of Western literature will also appeal to anyone interested in the beguiling myths and legends of the Far North.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486449395
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/23/2006
Series:
Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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