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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.

Synopsis:

Simple, dramatic tales of gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard: exploits of Odin and Thor, winning of Brynhild, twilight of the gods, more. Over 40 illustrations.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486289120
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Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Mythology, norse
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
103-428
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.67 lb

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