The Norse Myths

A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heros

Author: Carolyne Larrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500251966

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 208

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The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by �?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnar�k, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki’s army of monsters and giants, and everything that comes in between: the long and problematic relationship between the gods and the giants, the (mis)adventures of human heroes and heroines, with their family feuds, revenges, marriages, and murders; and the interaction between the gods and mortals. Photographs and drawings show a range of Norse sites, objects, and characters, from Viking ship burials to dragons on runestones. Dr. Carolyne Larrington describes the Norse myths’ origins in pre-Christian Scandinavia and Iceland, and their survival in archaeological artifacts and written sources, from Old Norse sagas and poems to the less-approving accounts of medieval Christian writers. She traces their influences into the work of Wagner, William Morris, and J. R. R. Tolkien, and even Game of Thrones in the resurrection of the Fimbulvetr, or “Mighty Winter."

Norse Mythology

A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198034997

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman


ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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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

A Captivating Guide to Norse Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Legends, Sagas and Myths of the Norse Gods and Heroes

Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986138598


Page: 140

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Explore Captivating Myths of the Norse Gods and Heroes The stories from Norse mythology linger in our culture today. Four days of our week are named after members of the Norse pantheon (Tyr, Woden (Odin), Thor and Frigg). Wagner's Ring Cycle has kept one version of one of the great Norse stories alive in the minds of music lovers. Readers of modern fantasy will find many echoes of the Norse tales as well. Something in these old and puzzling stories still has the power to move and unsettle us and to inspire new acts of creation. This book will give you a brief introduction to some of the best-known myths found in the primary sources. This book includes a glossary of names in the back in case you need help keeping track of a rather large cast of characters. Enjoy your explorations! Within this book, you'll find the following Norse myths and topics covered: The Creation of the Worlds The Building of Asgard Why Odin Has One Eye and Tyr Has One Hand The Mead of Poetry Loki the Thief Love and Trouble Thor the Bride Thor's Adventures in Utgard Odin the Host and Odin the Guest Andvari's Curse Regin and Sigurd Sigurd and the Dragon The Marriage of Sigurd Brynhild's Betrayal The Death of Sigurd The Passing of Balder Ragnarök Grace Note: The Story of Rolf Krake Get the book now and learn more about Norse mythology

Norse Mythology

A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Norse Mythology

Author: Bernard Hayes

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980273608

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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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!

Norse Mythology

A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 1523984813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

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Norse Mythology

An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools; so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it. This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out more.

Inside you will read about...

✓ The Creation in Norse Mythology ✓ The Nine Worlds ✓ Major Gods and Goddesses ✓ Valhalla ✓ Ragnarok ✓ The Sagas ✓ The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project Gutenberg, and you are left with the sounds and taste of the times... ringing in your ears and tingling on your tongue.


A Captivating Guide to Greek Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology, Celtic Mythology and Roman Mythology

Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981184927


Page: 204

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Explore Captivating Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals while Learning Fascinating Facts about Five Mythologies! This book includes five captivating manuscripts: Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters Egyptian Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and Mortals Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and Heroes Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs Roman Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Mythological Creatures The broad arc of the first manuscript takes us from the dim beginnings of creation as seen in the Greek mythology. We move through the birth of Titans, their overthrow by the Olympian gods, the gods' dealings with mortals like Paris of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Trojan War, and into historical times. Here are just some of the topics that the first part of this book will cover: Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus Cronus: Fear of His Children Titans vs. Olympian Gods Olympian Rule Zeus and His Ladies Prometheus and Herakles An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis Kraken and Other Monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian Law Giver 300 Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great The second part is full of fascinating facts and stories. For instance, it covers perhaps the most popular of all the Egyptian stories - the myth of Osiris. Here are just some of the topics that the second part of this book will cover: Egypt in Context Creation Fall of Humanity Osiris Myth Chief Gods of the Egyptian Pantheon Lesser Known Pantheon Ancient Egyptian History Here are just some of the topics that the third part of this book will cover: Norse Creation Story The Nine Realms Gods and the "Giants" of J�tunheim Midgard and the Humans Elves, Dwarves, Trolls and Valkyries Odin, Frigg, Thor, and Loki The Death of Baldr Conflict Between the Realms English Days of the Week Here are just some of the topics that the fourth part of this book will cover: Celtic Animism Universal Celtic Gods Local Irish Celt Gods Local Gallic Celt Gods Celtic Sagas: The Cycles Celtic Beliefs: Animal and Human Sacrifice The Wicker Man Celtic Beliefs: Reincarnation Celtic Beliefs: Matriarchy Here are just some of the topics that the fifth part of this book will cover: The Trojan Connection What History and an Analysis of Myth Tell Us Founding of Rome Purely Roman Gods The Creatures of Roman Mythology Borrowings from Etruria Influence of the Greek Pantheon Greek Creatures Adopted by the Romans Celtic Potpourri Roman Conquests of the Celts Truth Behind the Roman Gods Get the book now to learn more about these five mythologies!

The Prose Edda

Tales from Norse Mythology

Author: Snorri Sturluson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234772

Category: Fiction

Page: 131

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One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.

Magnus Chase 1: Das Schwert des Sommers

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646928530

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 560

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Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten! Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten

Greek Mythology

A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters

Author: Matt Clayton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542780674


Page: 156

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Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters This book on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. This book includes some of the standard views of Greek myth and history but also tantalizes your imagination with the possibilities that lay behind myth and legend. By the time you are finished with this book, you will have a good appreciation for the nature of Greek mythology and the gods, monsters, and heroes which populate it. Just some of the topics covered in this book include Uranus: Betrayal by Cronus Cronus: Fear of His Children Titans vs. Olympian Gods Olympian Rule Zeus and His Ladies Prometheus and Herakles An Unhappy Tale of the Underworld The Beauty Contest that Led to the Fall of Troy Poseidon, Metis, Athena and Atlantis Kraken and Other Monsters Jason, the Argonauts, and Medea's Dragon Menelaus, Agamemnon, and the Trojan War Solon, the Athenian Law Giver 300 Spartans Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle Alexander the Great Greek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. What parts of those stories were merely symbolic and what parts were literal?Buy the book now and learn more about Greek mythology

Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology

Author: Brian Branston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780872269064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 156

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A collection of myths about Thor, Balder, King Gylfi, and other Nordic gods and goddesses.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology

Author: Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.,Nathan Robert Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110104716X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves. * Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths * Features information on The Hero's Journey-the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others * Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index

Sagen des klassischen Altertums, Volkssagen & Andere Legenden

Author: Gustav Schwab

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027216516

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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Sagen des klassischen Altertums, auch bekannt als Die schönsten Sagen des klassischen Altertums, sind eine Sammlung antiker Mythen, die der deutsche Schriftsteller Gustav Schwab in den Jahren 1838 bis 1840 in drei Bänden herausgab. Schwabs Ziel war die Nacherzählung möglichst vieler Sagenkreise des griechischen und römischen Altertums in flüssigem Stil, wobei er sich besonders eng an die Originale anschloss und sie über weite Strecken fast unverändert übersetzte. Sein Zielpublikum waren ursprünglich Schüler der höheren Schulen, aber schon früh ging er dazu über, das Werk auch jungen Frauen und Erwachsenen zu empfehlen. Die Sammlung wurde in zwölf Sprachen übersetzt und ist das am weitesten verbreitete Werk seiner Art. Volkssagen und Legenden – Inhalt: Die schöne Melusine Der arme Heinrich Die über die Bosheit triumphierende Unschuld, das ist: Das Buch Hirlanda Genovefa Die schöne Magelone Das Schloß in der Höhle Xa Xa Kaiser Oktavianus

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology

An A-Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Author: Arthur Cotterell,Rachel Storm

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780191881

Category: History

Page: 512

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This title deals with the myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. It is a comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes, warriors and mythical beasts, with copious cross-references. Over 1000 alphabetical entries describe the central mythical figures of each culture and their importance to the ancient civilizations of their day. It is beautifully illustrated with over 1000 images spanning fifteen centuries of fine art, from the ancient world to the present, including specially commissioned artworks. It presents superb pictorial spreads on the mythical themes and symbols central to each culture. Timeless in scope and appeal, it is a classic and enduring reference work by two expert authorities. In this important volume, the mythologies of the ancient world are brought to life. In the first half, author Arthur Cotterell describes the central mythical figures of classical Greece and Rome, the Celtic heroes and the Nordic gods. In the second part, author Rachel Storm expertly leads us through the powerful pantheon of gods and goddesses of the East from Ancient Egypt, through Central Asia, to the dragon festivals of eastern lands. Pictorial features focus on recurring mythological themes, including heroes, oracles and prophecies. This comprehensive guide to the myths and legends of two great continents is timeless in its universal appeal.

Götter, Helden, Ungeheuer

die Welt der griechischen Mythen

Author: Bernard Evslin,Isabell Lorenz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423623773


Page: 238

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Die brillante Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen durch den von der Welt der alten Götter faszinierten Amerikaner erschien in gebundener Form 1997 bei Sanssouci (BA 2/98). Die vorliegende Taschenbuchausgabe hat den gleichen Aufbau: Unterteilt in 3 Kapitel werden Götter, Halbgötter und Naturmythen vorgestellt, wobei in den farbig nacherzählten Abenteuern Gorgonen, Helden und Ungeheuer den schon immer die Religionen beherrschenden Kampf zwischen den Mächten der Finsternis und des Lichtes markieren. Die eigenwilligen Illustrationen von J. Gleich sind durch die gefälligeren, hellfarbenen Bilder von L. Glazer-Naudé ersetzt, der die Emotionen der Akteure mit zartem Stift in fast fotografischer Deutlichkeit eindrucksvoll festhält. Ein abschließendes Kapitel gilt den Legenden von Midas und Pygmalion. Neben G. Schwabs unverzichtbarem Grundbestandstitel der "Sagen des klassischen Altertums" (zuletzt BA 4/07) oder der unterhaltsam-frechen Darstellung griechischer Sagen durch D. Inkiow (BA 4/07) als sprachlich auffallende, schwungvolle Nacherzählung der griechischen Mythen breit empfohlen. . - Warum verschlang Kronos seine Kinder? Was war in dem goldenen Kästchen, das Pandora, die Gabenreiche, von Hermes erhielt? Wie kam es, dass Athene, die "Hochstirnige", dem Haupt des Zeus entstieg? In farbig erzählten Episoden wird die griechische Mythologie lebendig. Ab 10.

The Gods in Their Cities

Geomantic Locales of the Ray Masters and Great White Brotherhood, and How to Interact with Them

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595827128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 306

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A fresh look at the perennial reality of the gods and how they help humanity-through the planet's sacred sites The "gods" live! Though seemingly relegated to the archives of myth, the "gods" of antiquity are still with us in the form of the Great White Brotherhood. In fact, what the ancients described as their pantheon are members of this is an august assembly of spiritually advanced beings, based on the constellation of the Great Bear. The Gods in Their Cities, based on original clairvoyant research, reveals that the Great White Brotherhood has numerous meeting places for humans throughout the planet's array of holy sites. Seven different Great White Brotherhood types of geomantic locales are documented, and all of them exist in multiple copies on Earth. The Gods in Their Cities shows how myths of many cultures, from the Irish to Sumerians, are actually psychic maps to the planet's secret visionary terrain, to the geomantic locales of the Brotherhood, and how to successfully interact with them. And it probes behind the mythic guises of the Ray Masters, 14 select great Adepts involved with many aspects of Earth life and geomancy since the beginning-including the true identity of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the Virgin Mary, and Merlin. Merely our knowing that this esoteric Brotherhood and their interactive locales across the Earth exist can inspire confidence, even certainty, that reality, and thus our planet, culture, and individual human lives, have meaning and are purposeful.

A Handbook to Eddic Poetry

Myths and Legends of Early Scandinavia

Author: Carolyne Larrington,Judy Quinn,Brittany Schorn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316720853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This is the first comprehensive and accessible survey in English of Old Norse eddic poetry: a remarkable body of literature rooted in the Viking Age, which is a critical source for the study of early Scandinavian myths, poetics, culture and society. Dramatically recreating the voices of the legendary past, eddic poems distil moments of high emotion as human heroes and supernatural beings alike grapple with betrayal, loyalty, mortality and love. These poems relate the most famous deeds of gods such as Óðinn and Þórr with their adversaries the giants; they bring to life the often fraught interactions between kings, queens and heroes as well as their encounters with valkyries, elves, dragons and dwarfs. Written by leading international scholars, the chapters in this volume showcase the poetic riches of the eddic corpus, and reveal its relevance to the history of poetics, gender studies, pre-Christian religions, art history and archaeology.