The Norse Myths (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (Paperback)

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The Norse Myths (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) (Paperback)


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With black-and-white drawings throughout, here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the pre-Christian Scandinavian world to life and bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. 

Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. Included are tales of Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of all the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite mafic-wielding Freyja.
KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND is a poet, translator, playwright, and award-winning author of children's books. Honors he has received include the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Tir Na n-Og Award. His King Arthur trilogy has sold more than a million copies and has been translated into twenty-five languages. An Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in East Anglia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780394748467
ISBN-10: 0394748468
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: July 12th, 1981
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
“Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the Norse myths in clear, attractive prose ... An excellent introduction, notes, and a glossary provide mythological and historical backgrounds and suggest parallels with myths in other parts of the world.”
—The Denver Post

"This beautiful retelling of tales from ancient Norse mythology features Odin, Thor, Loki, and many more fascinating figures."