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The Gods Of The Vikings Exploring The Norse Gods, Myths And Legends Through The Days Of The Week

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The Norse gods are as vivid and powerful as the rugged elemental landscapes they ruled over. From Scandinavia the Vikings raided, traded and settled across Europe and beyond, leaving their mark through their deities in place names, literature and particularly through the derivation of the names of the days of the week from Tuesday to Friday. Marion Pearce sets the major No ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published November 26th 2010 by Avalonia
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Steve Cran
May 06, 2012 Steve Cran rated it it was amazing
This book is rather complete and concise when it comes to the Norse Gods....maybe then some which is why I gave it a five star rating. The book does not tell about all the gods but it gives and in depth over view of most of them. The book also gives a good background on Norse history and customs, something which is important to know if your are researching the Norse gods and/or wish to pursue a spiritual path with those deities. Nothing is fancied up or brushed over with a shiny gloss the author ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is a very dry book which would be used a lot better as a reference book than as a book to read in one go, which is what I did.

It is split into various sections including the days of the week, beginnings and endings, Norse Gods and myths and Pagan/Saxon/Norse Festivals.

Although this book is very informative and interesting in places, I do get the feeling that this was more of a case of "fascination of the horrible" as Marion Pearce is full of adjectives like - gruesome, horrible, harsh, abho
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