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Norse mythology

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: London, England : Bloomsbury, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Neil Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin, and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Myths
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gaiman
ISBN: 9781408886816 9781408890462 1408886812 9781408886809 1408886804 1408890461
OCLC Number: 958782208
Description: xix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The players --
Before the beginning, and after --
Yggdrasil and the nine worlds --
Mimir's head and Odin's eye --
The treasures of the gods --
The master builder --
The children of Loki --
Freya's unusual wedding --
The mead of poets --
Thor's journey to the land of the giants --
The apples of immortality --
The story of Gerd and Frey --
Hymir and Thor's fishing expedition --
The death of Balder --
The last days of Loki --
Ragnarok : The final destiny of the gods.
Responsibility: Neil Gaiman.

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Neil Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin, and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor's hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman -- difficult with his beard and huge appetite -- to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir -- the most sagacious of gods -- is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

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