Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber

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Myths and Sagas of the North: All you need to know about Thor, Odin, Sigurd, Forseti and all the other important gods and goddesses of Norse and Germanic Mythology! You'll be fascinated: "Myths of the Norsemen" tells the exciting story of our world from the creation to the End of Days, and it also features descriptions of all of the Norse and Scandinavian gods. Why you'll love it: It's the most exciting and thorough book about Norse Mythology, including the Sigurd saga, the Thor legend, and how Odin lost his eye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987617832
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/07/2018
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 207,545
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Over the centuries, Norse mythology has exerted profound influence on the Western World never has such a rich collection of myths of this magnitude have been sorted and organized in a book than Myths of the Norsemen by Helene A. Guerber, this book presents the Scandinavian and Germanic ideals, myths and folklore that have formed Western society. Sporting an excellent introduction, twenty-nine chapters, sixty-four illustrations and a poetical quotation index, Myths of the Norsemen is a great book for beginners learning about Norse mythology and Germanic mythology. However, even though this is a great book for beginners, some people may have trouble pronouncing certain names of gods, places, things, etc. The author utilizes the actual accurate name in Old Norsk, originating from the original Elder Eddas and Sagas from Iceland she uses the Germanic-Old Norsk umlauts which might confuse native English-speaking readers who have no previous Germanic language education. Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information. Very good for beginers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fine place to start on the road to Norse myths. There is a deeper more troubled path to take for to truth and origins of the myths but this little book makes for a comprehensive fjord from which the longships of Viking enthusiasm may launch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I want to know is, why did the author feel the need to dump on the ancient followers of the religion so much? He keeps referring to them as ignorant and seems to feel the need to look down his nose at these Myths as somehow of less asthetic value as the myths of the Greeks and Romans. That being said, if you can get past all the rhetoric the author feels the need to throw into this, it really is a good read for someone who is just starting to learn about norse Mythology, though it might be a tad basic for experts in the field.
yoyogod on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While the Norse myths are interesting, I can't help but think that this is probably not the best book on the subject. As is fairly common for late 19th and early 20th century scholars--from what I've read at any rate--the author comes across as rather condescending. The introduction, which I assume is by the author, was so pompous I only read a few lines of it before I put the book down and didn't pick it up again for over a year, and even then I skipped the introduction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!!! I love you Zach! Rose.