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Norse myths : Viking legends of herores and goods / Martin J. Dougherty.

Dougherty, Martin J., author. (Author).
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APLS-Decatur 293.13 DOU NOR (Text) 34207002031343 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/05/2016

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  • ISBN: 9781782743323
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London : Amber Books Ltd, [2016]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Norsemen -- Chapter One: Creation and cosmology -- Chapter Two: The Deities -- Chapter Three: Jotnar -- Chapter Four: Other creatures -- Chapter Five: The Eddas -- Chapter Six: Ragnarok -- Chapter Seven: The legacy of the Norse religion.
Summary, etc.: You may not think you know much about Norse mythology but you've heard of Valhalla and the Valkyrie, and of trolls and elves, and you'd certainly miss Wednesday and Thursday named after Norse gods if they weren't there. Norse mythology is rich in adventure and ideas about creation, death and the afterlife. And from Wagnerian operas to Lord of the Rings to Marvel's Avengers, it has had an immense influence across Western culture. "Norse Myths" takes a wide-ranging approach to the topic, examining the creation stories of the Norse world, the monsters and the pantheons of the deities including such figures as Thor, Freyr and Loki. It looks at the sagas that tell of real and imagined people, featuring both heroic tales and humorous escapades. The book also examines how Norse myths were interpreted in a Christianized Europe and how their motifs influenced medieval German writers and, in turn, were used in the modern world in very different ways, by the likes of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler and J.R.R. Tolkien. Illustrated with 180 color and black & white photographs and artworks. "Norse Myths" is an exciting, engaging and highly informative exploration of a fascinating and highly influential world, and will appeal to anyone interested in folklore and history. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Mythology, Norse.
Medieval.

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