Miti del Nord
Odino il supremo, saggio, audace e astuto; Thor, suo figlio, incredibilmente forte ma non certo il più intelligente fra gli dèi; e Loki, figlio di un gigante, fratello di sangue di Odino, insuperabile e scaltrissimo manipolatore. Sono alcuni dei protagonisti che animano il nuovo libro di Neil Gaiman: noto per essersi ispirato spesso ai miti dell'antichità nel creare univer...more
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He really is a talented man; he is capable of that rare, rare, thing of being able to ...more
Norse mythology is actually one I've always been less familiar with. I know Greek, Roman and Egyptian fairly well, and some Indian as well, but my knowledge of Norse mythology kind of ends a ...more
I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I still mean it. :)
Don't look for fiction here. Rather, look for the source material and a clear understanding of the Norse mythos as far as we have it. So much has been lost and then, there's a ton of fragments. Alas. But what we do have is quite cool.
My personal favorite was the story of Baldur's murder ...more
If you ask me this quote is a sufficient summary of the entirety of Norse mythology. *lol* But no one asked me so I’m going to continue to write down a few of my other thoughts. ;-P
- I wish I could have read this before I read Uncle Rick’s “Magnus Chase series” because there were all the details I wanted to know while I read those first two books. XD Also it’s kinda funny that Uncle Rick managed to write some of those stories into the plot of his books. ...more
A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the dedication page “… and of course Lyn must read this.”
And I was going to like it. He could have written “They were blond and cold. The end.” and I’d have said WOW! succinctly stated, he’s a genius!!!
Thankfully Gaiman goes into some more detail and has crafted for us a beautiful modern saga of the coole ...more
At least, that's what the Edda claims.
I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong impact on Marvel's movies, metal music and J.R.R. Tolkien, the AllFather of high fantasy, references to the mighty Gods of Asgard, and the impending twilight thereof, are a part of daily life. Neil Gaiman did not invent a story from the start. He had the material, the facts, the descriptions ready. ...more
Gilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I’m here to let you know my thoughts on one of the most popular and well known mythology, Norse Mythology, told by Neil Gaiman with Odin, Thor, and Loki at the center of the lore.
Norse mythology has always been one of the foundations used for most fictional stories in our time. I grew up playing tons of video games ...more
Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the stories we have, however, concern two gods, Odin and his son Thor, and Odin's blood brother, a giant's son called Loki, who lives with the Aesir in Asgard.
I have always wanted to read a good book on Norse Mythology and I think Neil Gaiman did a great job explaining some things before the stories.
The dif ...more
Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite author. Sandman was the gateway drug but I read all the Gaiman works I could get my hands on: American Gods, Neverwhere, Coraline, Stardust, you get the point. As the years went by, some of the shine wore off that penny. As I explored Gaimain's influences, like P.G. Wodehouse and Ray Bradbury, some ...more
While it is not always easy to wrap one’s head around Snorri’s prose, Gaiman’s b ...more
*Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the “best and most diverse mythology in the world” (yes, there were people actually writing about and fighting over that (!) or comments regarding religion in general will be immediately deleted and flagged. There’s YouTube and Facebook if some want to engage in such nonsense as fighting over thin air….*
Norse myths (aka Odin,Loki,Thor,Freya ...more
Gaiman does his best to stick to the source material and not stray too far from the myths themselves, writing it in his own language which really brings the stories to life. By doing this, Gaiman has written the perfect place to start if you want to learn more about Norse Mythology in my view.
What really added to my enjoyment was that I had rea ...more
There is no glory without dangerBefore beginning the review, I clear out that I read this book as a fictional work not as the work which I believe can be/is true. I am telling you because this book was getting little serious about narrating these myths. Like trying to make us believe these are real facts.
Now, the actual review:
This book is the re-writing of Norse Mythology. Author doesn't exaggerate the facts. He simply re-writes some of the popular myths in pretty s ...more
asking for a friend or whatever.
review to come / 3.5 stars
on a quest to find pure joy. pretty sure i'm on the right track with "mythology rewritten and read aloud by neil gaiman" ...more
Interesting folklore told competently, descriptively and cleverly. That's about the gist of it.
Most of the stories were new to me. Some of them I enjoyed more than others. All of the blurbs describe this as Gaiman's "version/rendition/interpretation" of the mythos (and he presents a good rendition) rather than actual fiction. As such, this was more of a "that was cool I'm glad I read that" read than a "whoa coolest book ever!" read.
Favorites: The Treasures of the Gods, Freya's Unusu ...more
“Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.”This is my first comprehensive book on Norse Mythology and I was not a huge fan. Everything seems too disconnected. The Gods actions, their reactions, their punishments all don't seem to fit. There wasn't fluidity between one legend and the next - it felt like a bunch of disjointed vignettes featuring the same characters.
But, considering most of my knowledge is b ...more
Of all the fiction in this world, I find the ones rooted in mythology the most enticing; not because there is an element of otherworldly magic in them but because somewhere deep down, a bewitching veil of truth hovers above them. The characters we read of, the prowess we fall to, the betrayals we appall at and the spells we dive in, have all a debatable root which almost like our very own samudra manthan of the Hindu mytholo ...more
I've known for a while that Gaiman was working on Norse Mythology (for almost 8 years wowza!), and that many of his stories and characters take inspiration from the Norse tales. So naturally, I pre-ordered this one.
I did enjoy this. It's a selection of tales, mostly focusing on Odin, Loki, and Thor, that all lead up to Ragnarok, the end of the world ...more
Initial Read (19/5/19) - 4 ⭐
I’ve fallen for Norse Mythology as unequivocally and as whole-heartedly as Frey, Brother of Freya, fell for the beautiful Giantess, Gerd. Gaiman’s ‘Norse Mythology’ is the closest thing I’ve found, thus far, to literary comfort food and I can see myself coming back time and time again to these stories that range from Humorous and Whimsical to Tragic and Epic, but always peculiar. Very peculiar. If you’re a lover of Greek or Egyptian Mythology ...more
Norse Mythology is a 2017 book by Neil Gaiman. The book is Gaiman's retelling of several stories from Norse mythology. These stories include the theft of Thor's hammer, the binding of Fenrir and other tales about the Aesir. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brot ...more
It is a long story, and it does no credit to anyone: there is murder in it, and trickery, lies a ...more
Norse Mythology is a series of stories of myths of the Norse Gods. You learn about Odin, Thor, Loki and many others, how they all came to be. You learn of Asgard, the giants, dwarfs, and more. You he ...more
Yes, just amazing. Neil Gaiman makes you fall in love with the goodness in Gods and Goddesses, and hate the evilness in them.
As Thor says if something goes wrong, blame Loki first, as it usually saves time...
But, if you end up feeling like a God (or Goddess) and decide on making Asgard your home, then first blame Neil Gaiman , and then blame yourself for reading Norse Mythology.
Norse Mythology is an amazing retelling of all the "so-called" myths and legends (*psst - don't tell anyon ...more
The writing style was quick and easy and I'm generally very interested in norse mythology, so it doesn't really make sense that I didn't enjoy it that much. But oh well, shit happens lol ...more
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