Norse Gods and Heroes

Author: Morgan J. Roberts
Publisher: Metro Books
ISBN: 9781567990904
Category: Religion
Page: 112
View: 8175
The actual myths are presented in this volume, along with the story of how these oral traditions were committed to paper.

Viking Myths - Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses

Author: N.A
Publisher: Welkin Books Limited
ISBN: 9781910075005
Category: Gods, Norse
Page: 204
View: 2428
From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki. In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality with which these ancient myths were told in the earliest sources. With 45 stunning b&w illustrations inspired by Viking art.

Viking Gods and Legends

Author: Andrea Hopkins, Ph.D.
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823958146
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 3143
Discusses the Viking gods and the preparations for life after death.

Favorite Norse Myths

Author: N.A
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590480475
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 87
View: 7530
This collection portrays the giants, dwarves, elves, monsters, gods, and goddesses who once dwelt in the frozen ancient land of Norway.

Norse Gods and Goddesses

Author: Jeff A. Menges
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433370
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 456
Coloring pages depicting the feats of Odin, the father of the gods, Ægir, the much-feared master of the seas, Thor and his mighty hammer, the mischievous Loki and other mythical figures.

Norse Mythology

Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes and Viking Beliefs
Author: Neil Matt Hamilton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781696250566
Page: 132
View: 8469
Norse myths have long fascinated millions around the world. Tales of Norse Gods like Thor and Loki have sustained the imaginations of adult and young people alike, even into modern times. Indeed, figures of Norse legend have permeated into mainstream culture in the form of popular characters from television and film. One God, in particular, has even given his name to a day of the week. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will be exposed to the original tales of the Gods; the tales that modern depictions are ultimately inspired by. Norse myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. Indeed, the Norse God Thor has come to embody the ideal of strength and masculinity. The trickster God Loki, on the other hand, has come to represent some of the more sinister and unpredictable elements of Man. In fact, the Norse used their Gods to embody those aspects of Man's own nature that were often at war. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn about all the Gods by reading about the tales that formed the basis of the myths about them. Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs explores the Norse Gods and the Viking belief system through the tales told by people living at the time. They told tales about the formation of the universe, about how the universe was divided, and how the Gods and giants made war with one another. Because the Viking belief system was reflected in these tales about their Gods and historical figures, learning about the Gods and heroes in this way allows the reader to understand who the Vikings were and why they were.The world of Norse myth was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Norse civilization - living in modern-day Scandinavia, Northern Germany, as well as other areas of Norse settlement like Iceland and the British Isles - these people were part of a culture so far removed from how we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable. But that does not mean that you must struggle to understand Norse legends and the Vikings who believed in them.In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn everything there is to learn about Norse mythology. You will learn the different groups of living things that existed in the universe, how the universe was divided into nine worlds, who the major Gods and Goddesses were, who some of the important heroes were, and how the speakers of Old Norse recorded the feats of gods and men in books called sagas. These sagas told the tales of the great figures of Norse legend. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn some of these tales including: The Tale of Odin's Eye and Mimir's Head The Unusual Wedding of Freyja Loki and His Strange Children The Death of Baldr The Kidnapping of Idun The Birth of Sigurd And Ragnarok: the Twilight of the Gods Buy now to learn more than you ever dreamed about Norse Gods and Goddesses and Viking beliefs.

A Child's Introduction to Norse Mythology

Odin, Thor, Loki, and Other Viking Gods, Goddesses, Giants, and Monsters
Author: Heather Alexander
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316417939
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
View: 3443
Packed with action, intrigue, trickery, and love, A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO NORSE MYTHOLOGY acquaints kids with the original North Germanic and Scandinavian folklore behind characters like Thor and Loki, plus other gods, goddesses, giants, dwarves, and more. The newest book in the best-selling, award-winning A Child's Introduction series explores the popular and captivating world of Norse mythology. Organized into two parts, part one introduces characters like Odin, the leader of the Norse gods; Thor and his mighty hammer Mjollner; Frigg, weaver of the destinies of humans and gods; frost and fire giants; cunning dwarves like Brokk and Eitri; and many more. Part two tells the stories of the suspenseful myths themselves including The Creation of the Cosmos, The Aesir-Vanir War, Loki Bound, Thor's Hammer and many more. Full of charming and witty illustrations from Meredith Hamilton, a Norse name pronunciation guide, and a removable Norse Family Tree, A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO NORSE MYTHOLOGY is the perfect way for kids to learn the historic stories behind today's popular mythical characters.

Viking Mythology

Norse Gods, Goddesses, Vikings, and Myths 3 in 1 Combo
Author: Bernard Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979802369
Page: 104
View: 7698
A bundle of 3 books about the Viking history and mythology Book 1: This book is an in-depth look at the Viking Age, and the deeds and daily lives of these ancient, sometimes mysterious people. The Vikings of Scandinavia were heroic, adventurous, and often barbaric, but there can be no debate that they were also a people with big aspirations. Viking culture is still a topic of interest today, and this offers an insight into just how enduring their legacy is. This book will discuss: Daily life during the Viking Age The cultural and societal norms of the Vikings Conquering raids, explorations, and Viking actions that spanned the globe during their golden era The conversion from paganism to Christianity of the people of Scandinavia The Vikings enduring legacy in modern time The Vikings were a people of power, brute strength, and industry. Their lasting impression cannot be ignored and deserves our appreciation. Enjoy discovering who these people really were, and how they impact us even still, centuries later. Book 2: In this book, "Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Norse Mythology the reader will be transported to the ancient customs of beliefs of the ancient Vikings of the North. This book is dedicated to exploring the Gods and Goddesses that the Norse worshiped, and within the pages you will discover: A description and explanation of the Norse mythological Gods and Goddesses, and which tribe the Gods mentioned belonged to. An introduction to the Nordic pagan belief systems, and the multifaceted ways in which their religious practices were incorporated into their daily lives. Popular Nordic sagas, a description of what sagas were, and examples of the most important sagas within the Norse culture. An explanation of the most revered Norse rituals and celebrations, and how their beliefs left their impression on religious practices that are still held by Christianity today. The Norse had many heroes of myth and legend, and you will be introduced to both stories of myth, and livings, breathing, Viking heroes that were revered. Norse Mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Norse, and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries! Book 3: The Tale of a Viking Warrior King delves into the mystery surrounding the Viking warrior who conquered European nations and became a king in his own right. Over nine centuries after the death of this great warrior, ancient poems, songs, and sagas about him still remain today. This book considers the facts as we know them, the myths attributed to Ragnar, and the way this iconic heathen from the north continues to impact modern culture today. This book will discuss: The historical facts and suppositions surrounding this Viking of legend The Retelling of the Saga of Ragnar, and his three wives How Ragnar's sons became an integral part of the legend that Ragnar represents, and the stories that they inspired How, despite centuries of time, Ragnar and Vikings of his time helped shape ideas and common traditions that are still held onto today This book is both fact and fictional recount and is dedicated to Ragnar and his endurable, legendary status in history.

Norse Gods and Giants

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: Book jackets
Page: 154
View: 4302
A collection of the myths of the Norsemen, containing stories of the gods Odin, Thor, Loki, Njord, Frey, and the others of the Aesir.

D'aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385236928
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 154
View: 9178
A collection of Norse myths describing the exploits of the gods and goddesses of the Aesir beginning with the creation and ending when the gods and giants destroyed each other in battle.

Norse Mythology

A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs
Author: John Lindow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199839698
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9588
Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.

It's A Myth! Greek, Roman, and Norse Mythology

Author: N.A
Publisher: Pieces of Learning
ISBN: 9781934358986
Page: N.A
View: 3912

Norse Mythology

Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters
Author: Scott Lewis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722824969
Page: 188
View: 6051
Have you ever wondered how Thor got his hammer? Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters contains stories passed down from the ancient Norse religion, practiced by the Vikings and other northern people who live in modern-day Scandinavia, Iceland, and throughout the British Isles. Inside this book you will find myths that answer the following questions: How did Odin form the world from Ymir's body and make men and women from wood? What are the names of the nine realms and who (or what) live in them? Why does Odin have only one eye and why does Tyr have only one hand? Where the gift of poetry comes from? Who are Loki's children and why does Odin fear them? Why do the gods fear the end of the world and what will happen at Ragnarok? In this book, you will also find many stories about the gods Thor and Loki and their exploits in the land of the giants. You will read the story of the dwarf Andvari and his golden ring-the myth that is the basis for Robert Wagner's famous opera The Ring of Nibelung as well as J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. And, in these pages, you will find the story of the mortal hero Sigurd and his battle with the dragon Fafnir. Whether you are new to Norse Mythology or looking to dive into the rich, fantastical world, Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters is the place to start!

Norse Mythology

Fascinating Myths and Legends of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monster from the Ancient Norse Mythology
Author: Simon Lopez
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781096735519
Page: 196
View: 5212
Do you know that the one-eyed Odin was alcoholic? Or that Loki gave birth to an eight-legged horse? Norse Mythology is complicated, unpredictable, and wonderful. All the stories tell of bravery and strength, loyalty amongst friends and family, and the pursuit of wisdom over power. Some of the stories included are: Genesis of the nine worlds The building of Asgard Odin's Pursuit of Wisdom The story of Odr and Freya The War between the Vanir and the Aesir The Giant King's Challenges "Freya's" Wedding The Fate of Loki's Children Thor's Fishing Trip The Death of Baldr The Binding of Loki Ragnarok: the end of everything And many other amazing tales! This book will take you through the journey of the Gods, from the beginning of the worlds to the end of everything. Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Norse Mythology today!

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 3732539962
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
View: 2723
Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Norse Mythology

Thor, Odin, Loki, and the Other Gods and Heroes
Author: Patrick Auerbach
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519656261
Page: 60
View: 8275
In this book you will find information, about Norse Mythology. Norse mythology, or Scandinavian mythology, is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people stemming from Norse paganism and continuing after the Christianization of Scandinavia and into the Scandinavian folklore of the modern period. Most of the knowledge used to create this book, is from the Icelandic historian and poet, Snorri Sturluson, who has written The Prose Edda around the year 1200. The Norse gods and goddesses were loved by the Vikings. The Vikings came mainly from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Greenland. People around the world have been fascinated and inspired by Norse Mythology for centuries. In the late 20th century, references to Norse Mythology became common in science fiction and fantasy literature, role-playing games, and eventually other cultural products such as Japanese animation and Hollywood Movies. Here is a selection of what you will learn: An introduction to Norse Mythology Cosmology including The World-Tree and Its Inhabitants The Norse Pantheon - The Gods and Goddesses (Thor, Loki Odin, etc) The Creation of the Universe The Fortification of Asgard Iduna's Apples Odin in Midgard Thor's Adventures Among the Giants The Curse of Gold The Death of Balder The End and the Beginning Learn more about Norse Mythology NOW and scroll up to the top of this page and BUY it Now!

Norse Goddess Magic

Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual
Author: Alice Karlsdóttir
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554089
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
View: 3946
A practical guide to the magic of the feminine side of the Norse pantheon • Provides invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work • Details the author’s trancework to discover the personalities and powers of Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, and the 12 lesser-known Aesir goddesses associated with her • Offers a comprehensive guide to tranceworking to connect with the deities Combining traditional research on folklore and the Eddas with trancework and meditation techniques, Alice Karlsdóttir was able to rediscover the feminine side of the Norse pantheon and assemble working knowledge of 13 Norse goddesses for both group ritual and personal spirit work. Detailing her trancework journeys to connect with the goddesses, the author reveals the long-lost personalities and powers of each deity. She explores the Norse goddess Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, along with the 12 Asynjur, or Aesir goddesses, associated with her, such as Sjofn the peacemaker, Eir the Healer, and Vor the Wisewoman. She shares their appearances in the Eddas and Germanic mythology and explains the meanings of their names, their relationships to each other, and their connections to the roles of women in Old Norse society. She provides detailed instructions for invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work. She also offers a comprehensive guide to ritual tranceworking to allow anyone to directly experience deities and spiritual beings and develop spirit-work relationships with them.

Norse Myths

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515796043
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 4058
Make Ancient Norse mythology come to life for young readers through engaging stories and dramatic photos and illustrations. Discover the gods and goddesses behind the myths and the powers they used to control and change the world. There's Thor, the god of thunder who struck fear into his enemies, and Odin, the chief god and master of wisdom and magic, plus many more. Sidebars, facts, and help uncover how these myths influenced the culture and daily life of Ancient Greece.


Captivating Greek, Egyptian, Norse Celtic and Roman Myths of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters
Author: Matt Clayton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781952191268
Category: Social Science
Page: 402
View: 670
This book includes five captivating manuscripts: Greek Mythology Norse Mythology Egyptian Mythology Celtic Mythology Roman Mythology