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The Norse myths

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1980.
Series: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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After a lengthy detailed introduction on background material, the important myths are retold.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN: 0394500482 9780394500485 9780613264181 0613264185 0394748468 9780394748467
OCLC Number: 6223744
Description: xli, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Norse world --
Cosmology --
Pantheon --
Sources --
Literary structure of the myths --
Approach --
Myths: Creation --
War of the Aesir and Vanir --
Building of Asgard's wall --
Lord of the gallows --
Song of Rig --
Mead of poetry --
Loki's children and the binding of Fenrir --
Theft of Idun's apples --
Marriage of Njord and Skadi --
Treasures of the gods --
Skinir's journey --
Lay of Grimnir --
Necklace of the Brisings --
Lay of Thrym --
Lay of Vafthrudnir --
Thor's journey to Utgard --
Lay of Hymir --
Hyndla's poem --
Thor's duel with Hrungnir --
Odin and Billing's daughter --
Gylfi and Gefion --
Lay of Habard --
Ballad of Svipdag --
Thor and Geirrod --
Lay of Loddfafnir --
Otter's ransom --
Lay of Alvis --
Balder's dreams --
Death of Baldar --
Loki's flyting --
Binding of Loki --
Ragnarok --
Notes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Responsibility: introduced and retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

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