web site hit counter Viking Myths - Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Viking Myths - Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses

Availability: Ready to download

From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trick From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki. In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality with which these ancient myths were told in the earliest sources. With 45 stunning b&w illustrations inspired by Viking art.


Compare

From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trick From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki. In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality with which these ancient myths were told in the earliest sources. With 45 stunning b&w illustrations inspired by Viking art.

53 review for Viking Myths - Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kate Policani

    From the surreal tales of the beginnings of everything to the humorous antics of the gods, people, and creatures, anyone can enjoy Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses. Whether you like heroism or bizarre pranks, this collection has something for everyone. Does Loki shave a goddess bald? Why yes. Does he fix it in a fantastic manner? Of course! Thor dresses in drag, Loki becomes the mother of a horse, and Odin trades his right eye for godly wisdom. Grab a really big glass of ale From the surreal tales of the beginnings of everything to the humorous antics of the gods, people, and creatures, anyone can enjoy Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses. Whether you like heroism or bizarre pranks, this collection has something for everyone. Does Loki shave a goddess bald? Why yes. Does he fix it in a fantastic manner? Of course! Thor dresses in drag, Loki becomes the mother of a horse, and Odin trades his right eye for godly wisdom. Grab a really big glass of ale and enjoy Viking Myths. Thor Ewing presents a straightforward telling of the intricate and bizarre myths of the Norse gods. He uses plain language and tells the stories in an understandable progression, considering the wildness and interconnected nature of the stories. I enjoyed the inclusion of the plain translated names of people, creatures, and objects that shed more light on the deeper meanings of the names. The bizarre symbolism of so much of it makes me want to know more about the unique way of thinking of the culture. Thor’s retelling truly kept the magic of the tales alive while bringing clarity to their meanings. I received this book from the author for the purposes of an unbiased review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    This collection is accessible rather than epic. Adapted by a storyteller, it uses translations in place of many of the Old Norse names -- a choice which is no doubt deplored by many but which I appreciated. These versions of the tales are a good place to gain a solid, basic grounding in the characters, places, and events, and then go on to more challenging versions. I also appreciated the Introduction, in which the author explained his editorial decisions and the illustrations (which I thought ad This collection is accessible rather than epic. Adapted by a storyteller, it uses translations in place of many of the Old Norse names -- a choice which is no doubt deplored by many but which I appreciated. These versions of the tales are a good place to gain a solid, basic grounding in the characters, places, and events, and then go on to more challenging versions. I also appreciated the Introduction, in which the author explained his editorial decisions and the illustrations (which I thought added a nice touch and were clear and distinct even on my Kindle Paperwhite).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    An incredibly refreshing and quite reinvigorating retelling of the norse gods and their legends. Learnt many new details about the Gods and their events as well as recountered familiar with legends from a new aspect.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leanne

    2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars. On the whole the book was ok/good. It was a very easy read. So accessible to most. Even some young adults would possibly enjoy this. The thing that really made the book score low for me is the anglicisms of Norse words and names (which, yes for some would be welcomed) some of the translations that just off putting and took a bit of "viking" out of the tales. If you want a nice and easy retelling, this book does what it says on the tin, in that respect. If you wan 2.5 stars rounded up to 3 stars. On the whole the book was ok/good. It was a very easy read. So accessible to most. Even some young adults would possibly enjoy this. The thing that really made the book score low for me is the anglicisms of Norse words and names (which, yes for some would be welcomed) some of the translations that just off putting and took a bit of "viking" out of the tales. If you want a nice and easy retelling, this book does what it says on the tin, in that respect. If you want a bit more, stick with the sagas.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Thor Ewing

    From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki. In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki. In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality with which these ancient myths were told in the earliest sources.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aestraliong

    Great I enjoyed the read, it flowed well and it was easy for me to remember names and stories. I would recommend.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    Interesting myths to broaden my understanding of the Vikings.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jake Fowler

  9. 5 out of 5

    Billy

  10. 5 out of 5

    Renee

  11. 4 out of 5

    Izaak

  12. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

  13. 4 out of 5

    H

  14. 4 out of 5

    Aimee

  15. 4 out of 5

    Roberto iacono

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sally

  17. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

  18. 4 out of 5

    melody myers

  19. 5 out of 5

    Wolf

  20. 5 out of 5

    Phil Whiting

  21. 4 out of 5

    Raven Raynesworth

  22. 5 out of 5

    Corrie Green

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brandon O'Connell

  24. 5 out of 5

    Balasubramaniam Ambedkar

  25. 5 out of 5

    Desi

  26. 5 out of 5

    MARCUS CLIFFORD

  27. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ana

  29. 5 out of 5

    Katerina

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thor Ewing

  31. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

  32. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Chapman

  33. 5 out of 5

    Isabel Ewing

  34. 5 out of 5

    Danielle Kennedy

  35. 4 out of 5

    JB

  36. 5 out of 5

    Robin

  37. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Wetherholt

  38. 5 out of 5

    Amalia Dillin

  39. 5 out of 5

    Laura

  40. 4 out of 5

    Plamen Belezhkov

  41. 4 out of 5

    Cinnie

  42. 4 out of 5

    Katherine McCarthy

  43. 4 out of 5

    Glen

  44. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  45. 5 out of 5

    Green Heart Guidance

  46. 4 out of 5

    Cristina

  47. 4 out of 5

    Alexandria

  48. 5 out of 5

    Steven

  49. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

  50. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly Greve

  51. 5 out of 5

    S

  52. 5 out of 5

    Lalpoi Nakamura

  53. 4 out of 5

    Ayshirah

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.