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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

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 brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
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In the world of Norse mythology, we find gods and goddesses, giants, strange and powerful creatures, elves, dwarves and land spirits., Ask the average person or indeed a Marvel executive!

Late in the 8th century, Viking raiders from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden began to sweep across Europe. Their golden age of trade, exploration, and colonization lasted until AD The Vikings raided and settled along the coasts of Britain, Ireland, and continental Europe. They crossed the Atlantic to reach Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. Viking merchants traveled through Russia to Constantinople, exchanging the amber, furs, and whale oil of the north for wine, silks, spices, and silver coins from the Middle East. The Vikings were not Christian, and they saw isolated monasteries and churches as easy targets for hit-and-run raids.

Posted By: Dattatreya Mandal January 29, Fortunately enough, as we discussed earlier in one of the articles concerning various mythologies —. Many of these varied parcels of old fable were collected and compiled in manuscripts comprising Old Norse texts , in circa 13th century Iceland. And mirroring other primeval deities of ancient mythologies, the narrative of Ymir took a turn, with the entity being given a tragic ending due to his apparent evil machinations. But the angry Ymir confronted these ascending young Norse gods, which eventually led to his own death at the hands of the three brothers.


  1. Anastasia M. says:

    Vikings and Norse Mythology - History

  2. Mimi V. says:

    Before the beginning of time, there was Ginnungagap — a bottomless abyss, which separated the icy land of Niflheim and the fiery land of Muspelheim.

  3. Clicastude says:

    List of Viking Gods and goddesses.

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