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Penguin book of the Norse myths

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Penguin book of the Norse myths

Gods of the Vikings

by Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementintroduced and retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
The Physical Object
Paginationxli,276p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14949379M
ISBN 100140179933

Get this from a library! The Penguin book of Norse myths: gods of the Vikings. [Kevin Crossley-Holland].   The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can /5().

Get this from a library! The penguin book of Norse myths: gods of the Vikings. [Kevin Crossley-Holland] -- Using his talents as a poet, translator and author, Kevin Crossley-Holland brings the Scandinavian myths alive, revealing a dynamic culture in which is reflected the Norseman's spirit and confidence. Reviews of the The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings Thus far in regards to the ebook we now have The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings comments end users have not yet left their overview of the game, you aren't make out the print however.

Dramatic, compelling and comprehensive - the great cycle of Norse myths are retold for the modern reader in "The Penguin Book of Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland. 'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life begins'. The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's. The book also examines how Norse myths were interpreted in a Christianized Europe and how their motifs influenced medieval German writers and, in turn, were used in the modern world in very different ways, by the likes of composer Richard Wagner and in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.


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The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley Holland’s “The Norse Myths” are a very readable collection of tales/myths from the land of the Norse. I picked this book up because I had limited exposure to “religions” and their myths other than the Judeo-Christian by: The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of /5.

The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley Holland’s “The Norse Myths” are a very readable collection of tales/myths from the land of the Norse. I picked this book up because I had limited exposure to “religions” and their myths other than the Judeo-Christian pathway/5.

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can /5().

'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began'The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories.

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok.5/5(1).

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can.

Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

Published in Penguin Books as "The Norse Myths" Reprinted under the present title The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians.

The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world’s great stories. A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are [ ].

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in /5(K). Rating: out of 5 stars | Read: 11 February - 12 February, This week, you lucky devils, you'll be getting three blog posts.

I recently read this book and just had to share my thoughts on it. Enjoy. I have always been curious about Norse mythology (you know, Odin, Thor and Loki), but.

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in /5(). The myths have seldom been better served. —Booklist (starred review) The brutal, mischievous, and fascinating stories of Norse mythology unfold in lively and dramatic retellings, which introduce the gods and goddesses of Asgard, as well as the dwarves and giants of Midgard and Jotunheim.

—Publishers Weekly (starred review). 'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began'The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok.

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok. You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can 5/5.

Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians. Battles between gods and giants exist alongside unexpected love matches until the final days of destruction dawn, with their promise of rebirth.

About D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths. The Caldecott medal-winning d’Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods.

Penguin Book Of Norse Myths: Gods Of The Vikings: Crossley, Holland K: Books - (). ‘The Penguin book of Norse Myths’ has sat on my shelf looking worthy for a number of years and in all honesty I didn’t have very high expectations for it (sorry Kevin Crossley-Holland I did you a grave injustice) assuming it would be a bit dry and possibly a bit of a chore to read : Desperate Reader.

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths Book Summary: 'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life began' The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories.

The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of.Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings.

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland. The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths compellingly retells these stories for the modern reader, taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnarok.

You'll discover how Thor got his hammer and how Odin lost his eye, the terrible price of binding the wolf Fenrir and why Loki the trickster can 4/5(1).