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Norse Myths : A Guide to the Gods and Heroes (Hardcover) (Carolyne Larrington)

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Larrington, professor of medieval European literature, Oxford, and Official Fellow and Tutor, St. John's College, offers the reader a scholarly yet accessible telling and explanation of Norse myth. The first chapter introduces the reader to the gods and goddesses (Loki, Odin, Freyja, etc.) who become main players in the stories that make up the rest of the text. The second chapter deals with the creation of the world, and chapters three and four tell the tales of anti-heroes and human heroes, respectively. The stories of the Viking warrior are covered, as well as the end times and possible rebirth. The book is peppered with historical illustrations and interesting asides. Of special note is the introduction discussing source material and the oral and literary traditions of the Norse people. Not only does Larrington retell the old stories, she tells the reader what the stories may have meant to the people hearing them, and how these stories and themes still show up in our culture today. The text will be of great interest to the reader interested in the history, culture, and significance of the Norse and Viking people. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Social Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Carolyne Larrington
Language: English
Street Date: February 14, 2017
TCIN: 52021988
UPC: 9780500251966
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-6037
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