Norse Mythology

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message 1: by Abi (new)

Abi Surely only The Prose Edda should win this?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

American Gods is Norse mythology? I sure missed something when I started that awful book! I did only get part way.


message 3: by Johnny (new)

Johnny Me too, that no. 1 makes no sense...


message 4: by Ahmed (new)

Ahmed I suppose the above two commentators where in complete oblivion while reading the book.


message 5: by Lindu (new)

Lindu Pindu I wouldn't dispute that American Gods is a good book, but I would dispute its presence in a list preoccupied with Norse mythology. Otherwise it should be called "Norse Mythology. Oh and books that have taken some characters from Nordic mythology while also being a mish-mash of other mythologies."


message 6: by Ahmed (last edited Jan 08, 2012 02:22AM) (new)

Ahmed I guess you're right that the book is not just about Norse mythology but, to the credit of whomever put it there, Norse mythology was sort of the central plot.

And I guess they just put anything with a hint of Norse mythology in it, because there's a lot of modern fiction on the list, including LotR and a volume of the Sandman.


message 7: by Xenophon (last edited Oct 22, 2013 02:48AM) (new)

Xenophon Hendrix American Gods certainly belongs on the list.


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica The plot of American Gods hinges around Ragnarok, and there are a number of Norse gods in it. Kristin Lavransdatter, much as I love that trilogy, is not Norse mythology, but historical fiction set in Norway. Also, The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan is on the list three times.


message 9: by grammarie (last edited May 13, 2018 03:12AM) (new)

grammarie Only the Prose Edda should be on this list? Hahaha a Christianised euhemerised account of a mythology no one in living memory truly believed in order to advance a nationalist agenda (down with King Arthur!). I mean, SURE, I'm really glad it exists, it's a fantastic read, and it's one of the main sources we have today, but it was selectively taking and editing from a very fluid, very diverse, oral set of stories and beliefs that spanned thousands of kms and effectively setting them in stone to ossify. I think it is so wonderful that the stories have been set free again with so many fluid, diverse takes on them, after so many centuries. There is no orthodoxy.


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