Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German Myth
Through a combination of archaeological artifacts and early writings, historians have recovered much of a lifestyle and philosophy that once rivaled those of Greece and Rome. Even today the names of figures from northern mythology, from Odin and Thor to the Valkyries, have not lost their power to excite the imagination. Richly illustrated.
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CREATION AND THE DOOM OF THE GODS
The Three Levels of Existence
The End of the World
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