Nordic Folklore

Author: Reimund Kvideland

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253205212

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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" . . . it presents some of the most important folklore studies to appear in [Nordic] countries in the past thirty years." —The Scandinavian-American Bulletin " . . . will . . . be of interest to folklorists in general. The selected essays . . . deal with issues that any folklorist who wishes to be up-to-date must consider. . . . A valuable addition to folklore studies . . . " —Choice Nordic folklore studies have made major theoretical contributions to international folklore scholarship. The articles in this collection not only reflect areas in which Nordic folklore studies have been particularly strong, but also demonstrate recent changes in theoretical paradigms and empirical application.
Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories & Timeless Tales Of Norse Folklore. The Myths, Sagas & Legends of The Gods, Immortals, Magical Creatures, Vikings & More

Author: History Brought Alive

Publisher: History Brought Alive

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

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As the droplets from Niflheim mixed with the fiery depths of Muspelheim, a phenomenon occurred... Exploring Norse Mythology - The Myths, Sagas & Legends Norse Mythology is truly fascinating, it is no wonder Hollywood, writers, and game studios have jumped on the bandwagon. Whether it be influence over The Marvel blockbusters, The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, God of War and more. The Tales are Epic, The Battles are Fierce & The Drama is Plentiful! Join us on a discovery to the Marvels & Wonders of Norse Mythology, and learn from one of the most interesting civilizations ever known - The Vikings. At History Brought Alive, we are history and mythology enthusiasts who are fascinated with the secrets ancient beliefs, customs, traditions, and myths hold. As you journey through this book, we will help you peel back the layers of history that surround these fascinating stories to take a peek at the accurate accounts of the myths, beliefs, customs, and traditions as they actually were. In this book you will discover: The Most Important and Powerful Gods & Goddess What Was Life Like for The Vikings? (beliefs, customs, secrets & more) Thor - God of Thunder & The Origin of Thor's Hammer (Mjolnir) The Poetic Edda, an ancient collection which historians have used as evidence to piece together the Viking era & Norse Mythology How Norse Mythology Influenced Modern Pop Culture - Marvel, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Viking Metal & More The Legend of The Draugr (The Vikings Killer Zombie) Ragnarok: All You Need to Know About the End of the World in Norse Mythology The Viking Afterlife: From Hel to Valhalla And much, much more... As you embark on this journey, imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Odin. Odin is willing to let go of a reality, in order to be allowed to drink from the well that contains all the wisdom of the world. We welcome you to do as Odin… let go and drink deep from the well of wisdom. Start Reading This Book Today!
Norse Mythology: Explore The Timeless Tales Of Norse Folklore, The Myths, History, Sagas & Legends of The Gods, Immortals, Magical Creatures, Vikings & More

Author: Sofia Visconti

Publisher: Sofia Visconti

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 506

The Norse god Odin was a relentless seeker of knowledge and wisdom, willing to sacrifice almost anything for this pursuit. Odin’s hunger for wisdom is evident in many of the stories that involve him, and I invite you to share his willingness to let go of your reality and jump into the mysterious world of Norse Mythology. Norse Mythology presents a rich and complex collection of stories derived from Germanic roots. A fascination with the history and life of the Norse is growing. Movies and television series about their way of life have surged in popularity. What makes it so fascinating is not the stories in themselves, although some are truly a feast to the eyes, but how they came to be and what they mean for the people that live by them. Let’s drink from the well of knowledge and jump into a realm of wonder, where nothing is as it seems! By the end of this book, you will be familiar with Norse Mythology and its ancient heritage of sagas, myths and legends. You’ll discover who the Norse were, how they lived and how they influenced the modern world. And, of course, you’ll know more about your favorite gods, such as how Odin became the ruler of the Aesir gods, how Thor got his famous hammer, and who Loki's children are. All this and much more including The Most Important & Powerful Gods & Goddess Discover The Vikings - Facts & Myths The Legend of Sigurd The Dragon Hunter + Sigurd Runes The Dangerous Draugr Creatures That Killed Any Humans They Laid Eyes Upon How Freya’s Beauty Led to Mjolin’s Theft The Legend of The Kraken (mysterious sea monsters said to swell in the waters of Greenland and Norway) Thor The God of Thunder & The Story of How He Got His Hammer Ragnarok - All You Need to Know About the End of the World And much, much more… Open a door to another world…. ,a world of adventure, heroism, romance and mystery. Norse Mythology, your calling has been answered with this book.
Norse Mythology

Author: Neil Legend

Publisher: Top Notch International LTD

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 772

Do you want to know the true origin of Norse Mythology? YOU ARE ABOUT TO UNLOCK THE TRUTH THAT ANYONE HAS NEVER REVEALED TO YOU IN MOVIES OR SCHOOL! I guess you have already seen many movies on this subject and maybe read dozens of forums and the only thing you could find in common are the characters' names but not the story behind it. Everyone tweaks it to make it fit their content, but the reality is that the actual events and original legends are far more fascinating and awe-inspiring than any tale you've read. You are about to discover the most comprehensive and exciting collection on the Viking world made of three whole volumes on gods, heroes, and all that gave rise to myths still told today! Take a look at what you will face on this journey to the Nordic lands: ⚡ A Leap Back in Time — Get close to the evocative Viking culture, with its rituals and mystical runes still shrouded in mystery today, and find out if you are worthy of Valhalla, ⚡ The Universe According to the Norse — Who created it? What is in the darkness around us? The answers these people gave to those questions will surprise you! ⚡ Viking Deities and Heroes — Thor and Loki are the best known, but even minor deities have stories worth knowing. So do the heroes who fought legendary battles. ⚡ Ragnarok: the end of everything or the beginning of a new era? Viking beliefs are nothing short of incredible. Let us transport you into the epic tale where reality intertwines with fantasy, ⚡ Myths and Legends — Norse mythology is sometimes rough and dark but also exciting, inspirational, and profound. Every myth teaches something, and now all the tales are waiting for you! And more. Click on “Buy Now” and discover the world of Vikings!
Norse Mythology

Author: Bernard Hayes

Publisher: Vincent Noot

ISBN: 9788832519280

Category: History

Page:

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In this audio book, Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals, and Beliefs of Norse Mythology, the listener will be transported to the ancient customs of beliefs of the ancient Vikings of the north. This audiobook is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses that the Nordic people worshiped. You will discover: A description and explanation of the Norse mythological gods and goddesses, and which tribe the gods mentioned belonged to An introduction to the Nordic pagan belief systems, and the multifaceted ways in which their religious practices were incorporated into their daily lives Popular Nordic sagas, a description of what sagas were, and examples of the most important sagas within the Norse culture An explanation of the most revered Norse rituals and celebrations, and how their beliefs left their impression on religious practices that are still held by Christianity today The Nordic people had many heroes of myth and legend, and you will be introduced to both stories of myth and living, breathing Viking heroes that were revered. Norse mythology is intricate and complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This audiobook will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Nordic people, and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries!
Old Norse Mythology

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190852269

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 671

An innovative and accessible overview of how ancient Scandinavians understood and made use of their mythological stories. Old Norse Mythology provides a unique survey of the mythology of Scandinavia: the gods Þórr (Thor) with his hammer, the wily and duplicitous Óðinn (Odin), the sly Loki, and other fascinating figures. They create the world, battle their enemies, and die at the end of the world, which arises anew with a new generation of gods. These stories were the mythology of the Vikings, but they were not written down until long after the conversion to Christianity, mostly in Iceland. In addition to a broad overview of Nordic myths, the book presents a case study of one myth, which tells of how Þórr (Thor) fished up the World Serpent, analyzing the myth as a sacred text of the Vikings. Old Norse Mythology also explores the debt we owe to medieval intellectuals, who were able to incorporate the old myths into new paradigms that helped the myths to survive when they were no longer part of a religious system. This superb introduction traces the use of the mythology in ideological contexts, from the Viking Age until the twenty-first century, as well as in entertainment.
Performing Nordic Heritage

Author: Lizette Gradén

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317082361

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 716

The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the performance of Nordic heritage and the shaping of the very idea of Norden in diverse contexts in North America, the Baltic and the Nordic countries and examines the importance of these places as sites for creating and preserving cultural heritage. Offering rich perspectives on a part of Europe which has not been the centre of discussion in the Anglophone world, this volume will be of value to a wide readership, including cultural historians, museum practitioners, policy-makers and scholars of heritage, ethnology and folkloristics.
Norse Mythology

Author: Birker Leif

Publisher: Self Publisher

ISBN: 9788835857686

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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The following topics are included in this 3-book combo: Book 1: How did the ancient Vikings live? What was their society like? This and many other questions about history and mythology will be answered in this brief guide. For example, an entire chapter is devoted to women’s roles in Viking society. Other chapters discuss the appearance of trolls and other creatures in Norse myths. You’ll find out why certain popular children’s movies have included Viking clothing and other elements in their narrative, what Viking art is all about. Last but not least, you can learn more about Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the heroes in Viking myths. Book 2: Historical and mythological anecdotes are given in this fascinating compilation of stories and facts. Some of the things you will read about or listen to, concern the following: - The meaning of the word Viking. - How Vikings in Norway were, in particular. - Stories about the creation of the Cosmos. - The famous tale of Ask and Embla. - The War of Aesir-Vanir. - Thor’s hammer and its background story. - Asgard and its significance in Norse mythology.
Norse Mythology

Author: Tom Garrison

Publisher: Tom Garrison

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

View: 585

Are you familiar with the creation myth of the world according to Norse mythology? "Before the beginning there was nothing-just the world of mists, formless and without contours." Then, in Ginnungagap, from the union of ice and fire was born the first ice giant in history, Ymir, from whom all other Lotun giants originated. But where did Odin and all the other gods come from? And how were the worlds created? "Norse Mythology" recounts the birth of the cosmos, the adventures of the gods, and Ragnarok, the day of the end of the world. Norse mythology is full of highly original myths and legends filled with adventure and magic dating back to pre-Christian times. The adventures of this cult have been passed down from generation to generation by Scandinavian civilizations, particularly the Viking people told in prose and sung in the form of ballads. The Vikings believed that natural disasters were the cause of the wrath of supernatural beings, so they took care to make blood offerings to appease their wrath. Norse mythology turns out to be among the most original and characteristic of ancient peoples. Odin is the name of the one who was considered the only father of the gods, the most feared and at the same time, the most beloved. Contrary to popular belief, in Norse mythology there is no moral code to follow and there are evil deities, enemies of the gods and sometimes more powerful than the gods themselves. Here is a small preview of what you will find inside the book: Cosmology: the birth of the universe and the creation of the Nine Realms Yggdrasil: the tree of life The deities of Norse mythology: Odin, Thor, Loki,... Legendary creatures: elves, dwarves, giants,... Best-known legends and myths of Norse culture Ragnarok: the end of the world ...AND MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER! Travel to dangerous places, such as Jotunheim, the land of the evil Giants, where winter is perennial and the forests are always dark, and battle the Giants on the fateful day of Ragnarok. Click Buy Now and get caught up in Norse legends full of mystery and magic!
Norse Mythology for Kids: Legendary Stories, Quests & Timeless Tales From Norse Folklore. The Myths, Sagas & Epics of The Gods, Immortals, Magic Creatures, Vikings & More

Author: History Brought Alive

Publisher: History Brought Alive

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Discover The Wonderful World of Norse Mythology for Kids! If you’re reading this part, well then HELLO! It’s very nice to meet you and now let us tell you what this book is about…..We’re sure you’re thinking, “What do you mean, ‘what is the book about’? Doesn’t the title say ‘Norse Mythology?’” You’re absolutely right! It is indeed! But we’re also going to explore the history, magic, characters, gods and much more of Norse Mythology. I’m sure you’ve heard the name Thor, especially with all the superhero movies. In this book, we’ll tell you all about how he was born and all of the interesting things he did. But before all that, we’ll also take a quick look at what myths are, where they come from, and why they’re important. Imagine, for thousands of years people have been telling each other stories…, Eventually, someone decided it’s such an AMAZING story that they should write it down. Those are the myths we have today! They are the greatest stories ever written and they are perfect to introduce your children of all ages. It will help them to develop strong reading skills It will introduce them to positive character traits It will teach them about culture & history It will unlock their imagination and much more, At History Brought Alive we have a passion for everything from the past. The books we write are full of fun facts and even more fun stories that will make you think about the past and our ancestors in new and exciting ways. In this book you will discover: Norse Creation, Bedtime & Moral Stories - Perfect for children of all ages Runes - The Norse Alphabet (when used correctly it could create a powerful magic) Discover The Vikings & Learn Fun Facts About Them! Powers, Weapons & Skills of The Gods & Monsters The Nine Realms of Norse Cosmology And much, much more…. Begin your adventure now and enter into a world of Norse Mythology for Kids with This Book.
Norse Mythology

Author: John Lindow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839697

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 894

Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.
Norse Mythology: Nordic Mythology Its Gods And History

Author: Harald Pedersen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387176007

Category:

Page: 74

View: 331

Are you fascinated by the characters and myths of Thor and Odin, and eager to learn more about the Nordic gods, the significance of Ragnarok and the history of Norse mythology? By reading this book you will learn about the history of Norse mythology and become familiar with the Nordic gods. This book provides clear information about the numerous gods such as Thor, Odin, Loki, the Valkyries as you learn about their origins and legends. Discover the gloomy fate of Ragnarok, and what it meant for the gods and people of that mystic time. This book reveals not only the myths of Norse mythology, but also provides the reader with historical background information of the Norse people, their developments, their history, and Ragnarok. It reveals and explains many of the sagas and legends, and you will become familiar with the most important mystic places, legends, poems, and anecdotes of the Nordic gods and their meanings for humans.