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Myths of the Norsemen (original 1960; edition 1994)

by Roger Lancelyn Green

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Title:Myths of the Norsemen
Authors:Roger Lancelyn Green
Info:London : Puffin, c1994.
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Myths of the Norsemen: Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales by Roger Lancelyn Green (1960)

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Kick-ass. Rich, fascinating, original myths that would be great to use in a comparative myth course. The description of Ragnarok is terrifically sad and hopeful.
  Digsy | Jul 3, 2010 |
A retelling of the Norse myths into one coherent story. This is a good introductory book that brings Odin, Thor and all the other Norse gods to life with all their quirks and foibles. Very enjoyable. ( )
  calm | Jan 23, 2010 |
Edith Hamilton commented in her book Mythology that unfortunately, no-one had ever woven together the Norse myths into a single epic, similar to the Iliad or the Odyssey. Roger Lancelyn Green has certainly do the best job of it so far. Many people have put together a book that selects among the variant myths, but no one else has ever put them together into such a readable and moving story. It is a great piece of literature in its own right, in addition to being a relatively simple telling of the myths.

Anyone wanting a more scholarly approach may want to find another book, such as The Myths of All Races, v. II Eddic, by John Arnott MacCulloch; Norse Mythology : A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs by John Lindow; or Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis. ( )
2 vote juglicerr | Aug 9, 2009 |
Written at about YA level, this is an easy, albeit interesting, read and is considered one of the best English retellings of this particular body of myths. Recommended.
  hailelib | Jun 22, 2009 |
A Good Retelling of Classic Norse Tales that is easy to read. ( )
  Trotsky731 | Nov 25, 2007 |
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THE MASTERS AND BOYS OF
DANE COURT, PYRFORD, SURREY
my own contemporaries and
those of my sons
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In the northern lands the summer is short and the winter long and cold.
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Classics. Norse myths and legends introduced by bestselling author Michelle Paver, creator of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness collection and Gods and Warriors , her epic new Greek Bronze Age series for Puffin. The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok, tales which have been told since time immemorial are given a fresh life in this version, written as one continuous exciting adventure story. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.9 yrs+… (more)

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