Scandinavian Mythology
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In this engrossing book, students learn about skaldic poems, the eddaic poems Prose Edda and Heimskringla, and the sagas reflecting the religious beliefs and practices of the Scandinavian people. Readers are introduced to the great Norse gods and the Nine Worlds, and explore how Norse mythology has influenced both literature and music. Clearly written, the narrative explai...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Rosen Central
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Erin
This caught my eye in the library a few weeks ago. I've been meaning for a long time to brush up on my Norse mythology. We learned a bit of it in 8th grade, but it's all become pretty hazy over the years since then. Then when I saw this sitting out, I saw my chance and snatched it up. This book served as a decent introduction. I liked how it began by explaining a little about the life of the people who created these myths and the world they lived in. I only wish there were more here, more of eve...more
Roy
Clearly this book is meant for younger readers than I, but it is still quite interesting. I think the author tended to jump around with the stories a bit too much expecting that his young readers would be able to remember the names of the strange gods and others. I had a hard time remembering who was who, so I doubt many kids have remembered.

Being Scandinavian by heritage, I still found this book immensely interesting. What a complex and yet fascinatingly simple culture the Norse had. Fierce wa...more
Brainwise
Jun 29, 2011 Brainwise rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants a very basic introduction to Scandinavian mythology.
This overview, both brief and broad in scope, is a pleasant read accompanied by several wonderful illustrations. Readers will come away with a sense of Scandinavia's place in history as well as a tiny taste of Scandinavian/Germanic cosmology. The author shares a few key myths and stories, and even provides suggestions for further reading. And all of this is done without feeling rushed or incomplete. That is quite a feat for a book with just over 60 pages.
Marita
Great pictures. Looks like a children's book, but reads like a boring school text or a report.
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