By John Lindow
The e-book starts with an creation that is helping placed Scandinavian mythology in position in heritage, by way of a bankruptcy that explains the which means of mythic time, and a 3rd part that provides in-depth motives of every mythological time period. those attention-grabbing entries establish specific deities and giants, in addition to the areas the place they stay and the various and wily capacity during which they forge their lifestyles and conflict each other. We meet Thor, probably the most robust gods, who makes a speciality of killing giants utilizing a hammer made for him by means of dwarfs, let alone myriad trolls, ogres, people and weird animals. We examine of the continued fight among the gods, who create the cosmos, and the j?tnar, or giants, who objective to spoil it. within the enchanted global the place this mythology occurs, we come upon turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a panorama heavily similar to Scandinavia. Beings go back and forth on ships and on horseback; they devour slaughtered meat and drink mead.
Spanning from the inception of the universe and the beginning of humans to the universe's destruction and the mythic destiny, those glowing stories of construction and destruction, dying and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and provide perception into the connection among Scandinavian fantasy, heritage, and culture.