Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

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Cassell, 1997 - Reference - 223 pages
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A fascinating and comprehensive A-Z guide to the myths and legends of northern Europe. Recounts the major sagas and legends, from Baldrs draumar to Volsunga saga. Describes the gods, goddesses, giants, dwarfs and other supernatural creatures of Northern myth. Details the cosmology of the Norse world, from Asgard, home of the gods, to Niflheim, the place of freezing mists, to Hel, the land of the dead. Explores a wide range of related topics, such as amulets, magic, runes, and the rite of the blood-eagle. It considers a wide range of historical and literary sources, from the Latin of Tacitus to the Icelandic of Snorri Sturluson.

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An outstanding dictionary of names, places, and etc. associated with Norse and Germanic myth. There are also appendices with lists of names for giants, dwarves, and Odin. Read full review

Review: Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend

User Review  - Goodreads

An outstanding dictionary of names, places, and etc. associated with Norse and Germanic myth. There are also appendices with lists of names for giants, dwarves, and Odin. Read full review

About the author (1997)

Andy Orchard is the Provost of Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

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