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Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

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Entertaining and sometimes horrifying legends of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and giants survive from pagan Scandinavia, even though the Norsemen were unable to write them down. Odin and Thor, Freyja and Loki, Sigurd the Volsung, Gudrun and Brynhild are the most famous of these mythical characters, whose stories were eventually recorded. With authority and wit, Professor Page retells the Norse legends and shows how complex and sometimes contradictory their traditions are. Yet it is through these ancient myths that we know how the Norsemen visualized the creation of mankind and the final ending of the world.

About the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland has published several outstanding collections of myths, legends, and folktales, and is an award-winning poet and author of childrens books. His King Arthur trilogy has been translated into twenty-two languages and has sold more than a million copies. He and his Minnesota-born wife live in Norfolk, England.

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crowyhead, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a really excellent collection. The myths are retold with humor and enthusiasm, and Crossley-Holland's notes are excellent. A lot of times it's hard to find collections of myths that are well-documented and scholarly (rather than simply being retellings that don't list the source material) but are still readable as complete stories rather than being fragmentary. This collection lands right on the money.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394748467
Editor:
Crossley - Holland, Kevin
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Editor:
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Author:
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, norse
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19810731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.27x6.10x.90 in. 1.09 lbs.

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