Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend
by Andy Orchard
Did you know that the word "brag" is associated with a Norse god of eloquence? Or that "berserk" originally referred to fierce warriors who put themselves in pre-battle frenzies to overcome their fears? Hundreds of intriguing and valuable insights shed light on a world that for over a thousand years ruled Northern Europe and inspired a literature ranging from the poems of...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Cassell
(first published 1997)
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May 17, 2011 N.L. Riviezzo rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
While chalk full of information about Norse Mythology, I found the layout of information with the entries to be a little hard to read. Also difficult to look up things specially certain names of beings as the names were often different from the usual or had additional text with them putting them into a different alphabetical category. A large portion of the entries referred to another writer rather than providing actual information about said being then citing the other writer/work.