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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire
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Feb 14, 11

Read in February, 2011

This is a well researched and nicely summarized book that helped me better grasp the Norse religion. The battle of Ragnarok is fabulously described, and as I was reading it I was realizing what a great movie it would make. This is far easier to grasp than the Eddas, and it has very nice illustrations of the Norse cosmology and a labeled pantheon that covers most of the gods and goddesses. There is a great glossary of terms, and there are exciting illustrations throughout. I would recommend this to any casual fan of Norse mythology who doesn't have time for the Eddas and encyclopedia articles on the subject. Also, having a birds eye view of the myths like this will help you appreciate the Scandinavian metal scene.
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