Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, Paperback

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe Paperback

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This title surveys the pre-Christian beliefs of the Scandinavian and Germanic people.

It provides an introduction to this subject, giving basic outlines to the sagas and stories, and helps identify the character traits of not only the well known but also the lesser gods of the age.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9780140136272



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This is a very interesting read into what we know about mythology in Northern Europe in both pre- and viking age. The author does tend to do some hypothetical guesses that are presented as evidence, so do be careful if you use this as a source. This book did make me think, and it helps to get a better understanding of mythology/religion in general and the Northern Germanic mythology in particular.