From Asgard to Valhalla: the remarkable history of the Norse myths
Whether it be Thor's powerful hammer, the mysterious valkyries, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with vivid incident. This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf ; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor . Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.
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Review: From Asgard to Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse MythsUser Review - Lisa - Goodreads
Quickly turned boringly historic. If you're loking for a book about the myths - this isn't it. Read full review
Review: From Asgard to Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse MythsUser Review - Goodreads
A fantastic and entertaining primer on Norse myths - their 'origins', their purpose, and their effect on culture. The first half is devoted to retelling and describing the importance of some of the ...