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  • Recommendify Me a Book About Norse Mythology

    Nothing too extensive. Nothing too kitchy. Just a good intro. Folktales. Analysis. Whatevs. I'm interested, but not obsessively so.
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      Norse Mythology for Dummies

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        I know this isn't really what you're wanting but I loved Votan by John James.



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          Depending on what you're looking for...



          Edith Hamilton's Mythology is mostly about Greek myth, but also has a section on Norse myth that covers the basics. Basically, she resells the stories, summing up what parts came from where.



          D'Aulaire's Norse Gods and Giants is a children's lit classic, and definitely worth owning.



          A.S. Byatt's Ragnarok is... Well, if you haven't read any of her stuff, it's steely and cerebral and poetic and beautiful all at the same time. She retells some of the myths, focusing on those of destruction, while juxtaposing them with a sort-of memoir of her own discovery of the same stories as a child growing in England, having been relocated from London to the countryside during WW2. It's literary stuff, but also recommended.

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            Fast, clean and cheap.

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              Oh ****************, yes!
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                I read a bunch of Norse mythology and commentary when I was about 9 or 10, but I have no clue now what books I read. I'll have to Google and see if I recognize any titles.



                I believe this was one of them:





                Available for free on Kindle

                http://www.amazon.com/Asgard-Stories...orse+mythology
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                  I used to have a 1920's book about them but I lost it
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                    Oh ****************, yes!




                    I had no idea they were a book.
                    Fast, clean and cheap.

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                      "The Children of Odin" Nice and simple, good selection and some nice artwork inside





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                            Thanks! Gonna go with Blanchard's first because the price is right and I don't need to wait. Then I'll look into Zodiac's thing and that Byatt book that Doc Eff mentioned, if only because I've been meaning to actually read some Byatt vs. just reading about.
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                              Quote Originally Posted by Sad Navigator
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                              Thanks! Gonna go with Blanchard's first because the price is right and I don't need to wait. Then I'll look into Zodiac's thing and that Byatt book that Doc Eff mentioned, if only because I've been meaning to actually read some Byatt vs. just reading about.




                              If you're looking into Byatt, my favorites are the short fiction anthologies: The Little Black Book of Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. I read her novels, but they tend to be too much of a good thing.

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