The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths

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Before Time as We Know It Began, Gods and Goddesses Lived in the City of Asgard. Odin All-Father Crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Walk Among Men in Midgard. Thor Defended Asgard with His Mighty Hammer. Mischievous Loki was Constantly Getting into Trouble with the Other Gods, and Dragons and Giants Walked Free. This Collection of Norse Sagas Retold by Author Padraic Colum Gives Us a Sense of that Magical Time When the World was Filled with Powers and Wonders We can Hardly Imagine. ...
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Before Time as We Know It Began, Gods and Goddesses Lived in the City of Asgard. Odin All-Father Crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Walk Among Men in Midgard. Thor Defended Asgard with His Mighty Hammer. Mischievous Loki was Constantly Getting into Trouble with the Other Gods, and Dragons and Giants Walked Free. This Collection of Norse Sagas Retold by Author Padraic Colum Gives Us a Sense of that Magical Time When the World was Filled with Powers and Wonders We can Hardly Imagine.

A retelling of the Norse sagas about Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki and the other gods and goddesses who lived in Asgard before the dawn of history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780020421009
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 4/6/1984
  • Edition description: 1st Collier Books ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Age range: 10 years

Meet the Author

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book).

William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Dwellers in Asgard
1. Far Away and Long Ago 3
2. The Building of the Wall 6
3. Iduna and Her Apples: How Loki Put the Gods in Danger 13
4. Sif's Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard 27
5. How Brock Brought Judgment on Loki 34
6. How Freya Gained Her Necklace and How Her Loved One Was Lost to Her 44
7. How Frey Won Gerda, the Giant Maiden, and How He Lost His Magic Sword 51
8. Heimdall and Little Hnossa: How All Things Came to Be 62
9. The All-Father's Forebodings: How He Leaves Asgard 69
Part II Odin the Wanderer
1. Odin Goes to Mimir's Well: His Sacrifice for Wisdom 77
2. Odin Faces an Evil Man 82
3. Odin Wins for Men the Magic Mead 90
4. Odin Tells to Vidar, His Silent Son, the Secret of His Doings 99
5. Thor and Loki in the Giants' City 102
6. How Thor and Loki Befooled Thrym the Giant 116
7. Aegir's Feast: How Thor Triumphed 124
8. The Dwarf's Hoard, and the Curse that It Brought 136
Part III The Witch's Heart
1. Foreboding in Asgard 151
2. Loki the Betrayer 155
3. Loki Against the Aesir 164
4. The Valkyrie 169
5. The Children of Loki 174
6. Baldur's Doom 180
7. Loki's Punishment 193
Part IV The Sword of the Volsungs and the Twilight of the Gods
1. Sigurd's Youth 199
2. The Sword Gram and the Dragon Fafnir 208
3. The Dragon's Blood 215
4. The Story of Sigmund and Signy 223
5. The Story of Sigmund and Sinfiotli 233
6. The Story of the Vengeance of the Volsungs and of the Death of Sinfiotli 239
7. Brynhild in the House of Flame 245
8. Sigurd at the House of the Nibelungs 250
9. How Brynhild Was Won for Gunnar 255
10. The Death of Sigurd 260
11. The Twilight of the Gods 265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    I regret pre ordering this

    Its kinda boring ive thought it was gonna be bad ass like percy jackson seriously not even close besides thanks to b and n lack of no nook books return allowed policy unlike kindle which u have seven days to return if u dont like a book or so b and is not customer nook friendly so beware if u wanna read the book borrow it frok local library cause its not all that.....

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    The Children of Odin

    A good book for middle aged children. Was baught for a 7 year old but a little to advanced for him.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Sovella, Daughter of Loki

    Name: Sovella <p>Gender: I'm female. <p>Age: 11<p>Personity: Not as Loki-ish as she should be, but there's plenty of mischief. Meer her to find out.<p> Godly Parent: Loki <p> Background: A long story for another century. She also does not know any Norse mythology. <p> Appearance: 5'2, brown eyes, brown hair. As average as it gets.Totally nothing that you would look for to find a demigod. She doesn't even have dyslexia. <p>Relationship Status: Totally single and always has been. <p> Favorite Weapons: Something she calls a striker. He used to play baseball, so she designed a metal ball the size and weight of a baseball that has spikes that pop out at the push of a button. One she has on a long fishing line and the rest return to her by remote control from the first one. She has a set of twelve. She also likes water (I know, right?) and is a huge fan of archery. Her next favorite is a double-bladed throwing and fighting knife. <p>Other: Ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Rae

    Res three, correction: mom is Skadi. She has two pet cats named Thia and Thor (their names irl, Thia was named Freya, but we kept forgetting and calling her Thia.) Thia is tortoiseshell, and Thor is an orange and white domestic short hair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Ð<_>otta's Bio

    Name ::
    <br>
    Dotta Parodi, but you can call her Dot.
    <p>
    Age ::
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    14 Years
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    Gender ::
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    &female
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    Godly Parent ::
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    Skadi
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    Mortal Parent ::
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    Clay Parodi
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    Appearance ::
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    5'3" with a moderate build. Her long, dark brown hair, falling to her waist, is straight with a single braid running down the entire length. In the braid, a strip of ribbon decorated with tiny, intricate, white metal snowflakes, each adorned with a crystal in the center, is woven in. Her skin is a slight peachy color. Her eyes are a sharp pale blue, darker flecks of gray standing out in the iris. Her ears are slightly pointed, with high eyebrows and a teardrop-shaped face.
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    Weapon ::
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    A bow and silver arrows
    <p>
    Powers ::
    <br>
    Control over ice and extreme bow skills
    <p>
    Status ::
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    Not really lookin'
    <p>
    History ::
    <br>
    Her father was hunting deep in the woods when a giant blizzard set in. The weather had promised warming weather and a calm day, but it was later decided as a freak of nature. Her father was knocked from his deerstand when a heavy branch fell from the tree above, weighted down by snow and ice. He was knocked unconscious and was quickly being buried under the fluries. Her mother, the goddess Skadi, was hunting as well, though for a rogue wolf. She saw the entire scene and finally decided to help the man. She brought him to an abandoned log cabin deep in the woods and nursed him back to health. When he awoke, he declared her the most beautiful women in the world; he fell for her, and she was unable to break his heart. And thus a child was born. She left him soon after, leaving him to care for their daughter. Dotta grew up loving the snow. She was an expert with a gun and bow by the age of 6. At the age of 11, her father died in a house fire and she fled from the orphanages, eventually coming to camp.
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    Other ::
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    She has a Scottish accent

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    Posted August 31, 2010

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