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Myths of the Norsemen based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Edith Hamilton commented in her book Mythology that unfortunately, no-one had ever woven together the Norse myths into a single epic, similar to the Iliad or the Odyssey. Roger Lancelyn Green has certainly do the best job of it so far. Many people have put together a book that selects among the variant myths, but no one else has ever put them together into such a readable and moving story. It is a great piece of literature in its own right, in addition to being a relatively simple telling of the myths.Anyone wanting a more scholarly approach may want to find another book, such as The Myths of All Races, v. II Eddic, by John Arnott MacCulloch; Norse Mythology : A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs by John Lindow; or Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis.
Green has given me more than I could have ever asked for. While most people are familiar with Roman and Greek mythology, my passion has always been about the Aesir. Green tells the story of Asgard from the founding of 'Yggdrasil' The World Tree, to Odin's vision of the day of Ragnarock in one continuous narrative. This book is perfect for research or for those who just enjoy a good story.