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Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

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Written in the 13th century, the Eddas are Icelandic collections of early Scandinavian mythology that relate the marvelous deeds of Old Norse gods and heroes. The present volume features masterful retellings of 17 of the best tales — from Odin's trip to Mimir in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, and the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, to securing the horrible Fenris-Wolf with strong, unbreakable silken twine "made out of . . . the sound of a cat's footsteps, the roots of the mountains, the breath of a fish, and the sinew of a bear." Here also are well-told accounts of "The Making of the World, " "Gods and Men, " "Thor Goes Fishing, " "The Death of Balder, " "How Loke was Punished, " "The Twilight of the Gods, " and "The New Earth." Brimming with fantasy and authentic Nordic flavor, these ancient stories offer a wonderful sampling of the imaginative tales that entertained medieval Scandinavians over 700 years ago.

Synopsis:

Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf.

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Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf.

Table of Contents

Chapter

I. The Making of the World

II. Gods and Men

III. Odin's Search for Wisdom

IV. How Odin brought the Mead to Asgard

V. The Wooing of Gerd

VI. The Making of the Hammer

VII. Odin in Geirrod's Palace

VIII. The Apples of Idun

IX. Thor goes a Fishing

X. How Thor found his Hammer

XI. How Thor fought the Giant Hrungner

XII. The Binding of the Wolf

XIII. Thor's Wonderful Journey

XIV. The Death of Balder

XV. How Loke was Punished

XVI. The Twilight of the Gods

XVII. The New Earth

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486420820
Author:
Mabie, Hamilton Wright
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Mythology, norse
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Bd. II/3A
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.32 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf.
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Imaginative retellings of 17 ancient Norse tales, ranging from the creation of the world to the death of the gods. Included are Odin's trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor's hammer, the loss of Idun's wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf.
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