Viking Gods and Heroes [NOOK Book]

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Twenty-five astonishing tales, set in a mountainous Far North land of fire and ice, recall the dramatic creation of earth, sea, and sky and the chilling struggles between giants, trolls, and legendary heroes. Thrilling exploits of Nordic deities will delight anyone captivated by ancient myths and legends.
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Overview


Twenty-five astonishing tales, set in a mountainous Far North land of fire and ice, recall the dramatic creation of earth, sea, and sky and the chilling struggles between giants, trolls, and legendary heroes. Thrilling exploits of Nordic deities will delight anyone captivated by ancient myths and legends.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Derek Williams
Through the intermingling of fire and icy vapor, the world of Norse gods and giants springs into existence. Learning of a wisdom fountain at the root of the Tree of Life, the chief god Odin ventures there and finds the wise giant Ymir guarding the well. The god bargains with the giant and agrees to pluck out one of his eyes in exchange for a drink from the fountain. With his newly acquired wisdom, Odin can now see far into the future. He knows that the trickster god Loki will bring about the death of his beloved son Balder, god of light. Loki's plan to deprive the gods of their immortality by stealing Iduna's golden apples away from Asgard is now clear as day. Odin witnesses a cat and an old woman besting his mighty son Thor, god of thunder, in a test of strength. Most importantly, mighty Odin sees that the survival of Asgard ultimately depends on a battle in which the heroic gods fight the nightmarish Fenris wolf and the monolithic sea serpent whose scales encircle the entire world. The distinctive realm of Norse mythology has magnetic appeal, which the book effectively demonstrates. This book would be a brilliant addition to grade school mythology lessons. Reviewer: Derek Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486115955
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/24/2012
  • Series: Dover Children's Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 525,253
  • File size: 668 KB

Table of Contents

Hakon's Lay ix
I How All Things Began 1
II How All-Father Odin Became Wise 6
III How the Queen of the Sky Gave Gifts to Men 14
IV How a Giant Built a Fortress for the Asas 17
V The Magic Mead 22
VI How Loki Made a Wager with the Dwarfs 29
VII The Apples of Youth 34
VIII How the Fenris Wolf was Chained 41
IX How the Pride of Thor was Brought Low 46
X How Thor's Hammer was Lost and Found 56
XI The Giant's Daughters 64
XII The Story of Balder the Beautiful 69
XIII How Hermod Made a Journey to the Underworld 78
XIV How Loki was Punished at Last 83
XV The Story of the Magic Sword 87
XVI How Sigmund Fought His Last Battle 96
XVII The Story of the Magic Gold 101
XVIII How Sigurd Slew the Dragon 107
XIX How Sigurd Won the Hand of Brunhild 114
XX How the Curse of the Gold is Fulfilled 116
XXI The Boyhood of Frithiof the Bold 123
XXII Frithiof and Ingeborg 127
XXIII Frithiof Braves the Storm 131
XXIV Balder Forgives 134
XXV How the End of All Things Came About 140
Pronouncing Index of Proper Names 145
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