Norse Mythology

Hardcover, 299 pages

English language

Published Feb. 7, 2017 by W. W. Norton & Company.

ISBN:
9780393609097
4 stars (13 reviews)

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman―difficult with his beard and huge appetite―to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir―the most sagacious of …

12 editions

avatar for daNanner

rated it

5 stars
avatar for paulusm

rated it

4 stars
avatar for DerekCaelin@bookwyrm.social

rated it

3 stars
avatar for Moonmoth@wyrms.de

rated it

4 stars
avatar for KevSaund

rated it

3 stars
avatar for Nibsy

rated it

4 stars
avatar for Merkaba

rated it

5 stars
avatar for StitchsAddiction
Bee

rated it

5 stars
avatar for laage

rated it

4 stars
avatar for kiskadee
PJ

rated it

4 stars
avatar for nacho@lectura.social

rated it

4 stars
avatar for Adanost

rated it

4 stars

Subjects

  • Norse Mythology
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Mythology, norse
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy