With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page.
Long-recognized master of norse mythology Kevin Crossley-Holland pairs with award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love for an exceptional look at the Viking gods. A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster.
Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, thrilling journeys, punctuated by surprising love matches, and giants, and dazzling magic.
The Norse Myths The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Gods, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, humans, and lusty encounters. Their stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. With black-and-white drawings throughoutPart of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Pantheon Books.
Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the pre-Christian Scandinavian world vividly to life. Included are tales of odin, the wisest and most fearsome of all the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite mafic-wielding Freyja.
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
Since its original publication by little, edith hamilton's mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the word and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, Brown and Company in 1942, mass market paperback, trade paperback, and e-book. In celebration of of the 75th anniversary of this classic bestseller, this stunningly illustrated, beautifully packaged, Roman, larger-format hardcover edition will be beloved by fans of Greek, and Norse mythology of all ages.
Pantheon Books. For 75 years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology-from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This exciting new deluxe, large-format hardcover edition, published in celebration of the book's 75th anniversary, will be beautifully packages and fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned four-color art, making it a true collector's item.
Notes from the Shadowed City
As he seeks a way home, he fills his notebook with drawings and observations of his life in this strange place. It is full of masked swordsmen, cities that walk, ancient gods, swords made from petrified trees and dragons that move mountains. Flesk Publications. Notes from the shadowed city is the travelogue of a young man who sets off on a journey to research magical swords.
Love employs his renowned artistry to create a heavily visual narrative boasting more than seventy illustrations, and every spread features his art along with handwritten texta captivating journal entry that expands into a visual symphony. There’s also a mysterious woman who captures his heart. From the imagination of award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love comes this illustrated tale of swords and magic, memory and loss, and the overwhelming desire to find a way home no matter the cost.
Pantheon Books. He finds himself stranded in a land he does not know and enters a city with no name over which looms an ominous floating citadel. His first book detailing this fantastic journey, Notes From the Shadowed City is told through small moments that create a larger narrative. As you follow in the footsteps of this young man, you’ll be intrigued to seek out the Shadowed City.
The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett Classics
These amazing texts from a 13th-century icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, mythological and literary importance, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.
The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Jackson crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, motivations, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, and values of the Vikings.
Dick ringler, professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Pantheon Books. Here it is at last Odin be praised! and well worth the wait. Flesk Publications. Hackett.
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
Hackett. Children meet bragi, heroes, goddesses, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, the god of poetry, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape. Pantheon Books. Flesk Publications. New york Review of Books. The caldecott medal-winning d'aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, and Ragnarokk, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, the destiny of the gods.
Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
New york Review of Books. Gorgeous ink paintings by celebrated graphic-novelist Gareth Hinds complete this irresistible package. A samurai fights for honor and survival in a real-life Game of Thrones. Stirring narrative nonfiction recounts the rise of Minamoto Yoshitsune from seemingly doomed infant to immortal warrior-hero and one of the most famous samurai in Japanese history.
Acclaimed author Pamela S. Turner delivers all the drama, romance, and tragedy of the original story--with delightfully dry wit and a healthy dose of modern perspective. Flesk Publications. Hackett. Pantheon Books.
Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In norse mythology, gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major norse pantheon: Odin, wise, Odin’s son, and cunning; Thor, the highest of the high, daring, 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. Once, when thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman―difficult with his beard and huge appetite―to steal it back.
Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Through gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again. Hackett. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir―the most sagacious of gods―is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry.
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The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion
Pantheon Books. You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, how they thought the universe was structured, their concept of fate, the role that magic played in their lives, their moral code, how they practiced their religion, their views on the afterlife, and much more. Flesk Publications. With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.
W w norton Company. New york Review of Books. Hackett. The viking spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you’d expect from daniel mccoy, clear, but in a simple, it’s written to scholarly standards, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to read.
It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating Viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part.
The Saga of the Volsungs: With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok Hackett Classics
Pantheon Books. Flesk Publications. W w norton Company. Hackett. New york Review of Books. From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda Hackett, 2015 comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, Brynhild the Valkyrie, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.
Gods and Myths of Northern Europe
Flesk Publications. New york Review of Books. Hackett. W w norton Company. Surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic peoples. Provides an introduction to this subject, giving basic outlines to the sagas and stories, and helps identify the charachter traits of not only the well known but also the lesser gods of the age.