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To be captured by the Northern Thing means to be taken with the Norse stories of the Gods. If that describes you, then The Norse Myths should help. It contains the most complete versions of the Norse myths available in the English language. The Norse Myths is presented as a narrative from the beginning of creation to the final great battle of Ragnarok, followed by the Rebi ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published February 24th 2010 by Hollow Earth Publishing
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Eric S. Coffman
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

This book is simply Divine. From the beginning to the end, it is action packed. It us well written. I would recommend to all that even have a curiosity in the Norse Men to read this book.
Mike
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
What can you say about a set of tales that purport to explain the formation of the multiverse, the earth, the gods, man, all manner of other beings, and the end of all things? Wow they didn't believe in half-measures in the Norse mythology.

Now, of course there is more to say about the tales - the first couple of chapters are dense with the details of the creation. I found it sort of hard to follow cooped up on an airplane and then reading in the 1/2 light of a restaurant while exhausted. It's th
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Velia
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved, loved, loved this book.

When I was younger (i. e., 12-13 years old), I used to know about Norse mythology. I just recently saw that movie, Thor, about the Marvel comic book character; this movie is how I found out about Thor being a comic book character. As I watched the movie I was getting frustrated because it didn't fall in line with my memory, such as Sif is supposed to have long blonde hair and be married to Thor. I decided to pick up a book about the Norse myths and found this book
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Jonathan Day
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
The translation seems to be generally good

I am not prepared to call this definitive, as it's basically a sanity-checked interpretation of Nordic mythology, not a translation, and interpretations are always double-edged swords. Having said that, there's nothing wrong with such a work if you're looking for a quick guide. You don't want complex, non-linear narratives that use 8th century phraseology (a literal translation), you want something that may sacrifice scholarship for readability. A second
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