Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

Hamilton Wright Mabie


Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas

  • Title: Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas
  • Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • ISBN: 9780486420820
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback



Rooted in an oral tradition, fantastic sagas of Norse mythology found their way into print seven centuries ago, in documents known as the Eddas This book presents 17 of the most popular tales, from the creation of the world to the death of the gods and the world s destruction.Masterfully retold, the legends include Odin s trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making oRooted in an oral tradition, fantastic sagas of Norse mythology found their way into print seven centuries ago, in documents known as the Eddas This book presents 17 of the most popular tales, from the creation of the world to the death of the gods and the world s destruction.Masterfully retold, the legends include Odin s trip to Mimer in search of knowledge, the making of Thor s hammer, the loss of Idun s wondrous apples, and the task of securing the dreaded Fenris wolf with unbreakable silken twine devised from the sound of a cat s footsteps, the roots of the mountains, the breath of a fish, and the sinew of a bear Here, too, are accounts of The Wooing of Gerd, Thor Goes a Fishing, The Death of Balder, How Loki Was Punished, The Twilight of the Gods, and The New Earth.


Recent Comments "Norse Mythology: Great Stories from the Eddas"

Sabaton - Twilight of the Thunder God

Really great! A nice selection of stories from the Eddas written in contemporary language. It also includes some wonderful reflections on Norse mythology's place amongst other pantheons' mythologies.

Some of the Norse stories in one collection is a good read for fans of mythology.

The book is quite simple and feels like it was written for kids, but it's a good one to get a general knowledge about Norse mythology.

This was really the same as the last book I read - In the Time of Giants - with just another story or 3 added. Still worth a read, but not anything groundbreaking. This one still felt like it was written for middle school kids.

very old copy from 1902

want to read this primarily for the illustrations by george wright

Written simply and sweetly. The stories are kept short and are easy to understand. It makes tales from the long-winded Norse mythology much more fun!

this was kind of an abridged version for kids i think. the stories were alright, but not overpoweringly awesome or anything.

An interesting collection of short stories taken from the Norse mythology and written in a way that suits both children and grown ups.

This book has stories about Odin, Thor, Freya, etc. If you liked the movie THOR, you would like these stories. It is a very quick read.

Good stories but the plates are not that nice in here.

3.5 stars for this very nice collection of myths translated from the Eddas.Here is the problem too. This book was originally published quite a while ago (so long you can see ways of writing that are no longer being used). This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I feel like the translation could have been done better.The constant feeling that it would have been epic to read all these stories in Norwegian made the rating lower with half a star.And now I want to learn Norwegian even more than I al [...]


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