Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology Review

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.

Title:Norse Mythology
Edition Language:English

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  • Emily May

    I've always loved mythology, folktales and legends. They are the original fairy tales of humanity and, given the timeless fairytale quality to Gaiman's writing, it seemed to follow that he would be th...

  • Bookdragon Sean

    Gaiman is, without a doubt, one of the most multi-talented writers alive today. I don’t say this out of a sense of personal bias, but with a degree of objectivity. Not only does he write fantastic c...

  • Ana

    I am no longer a Neil Gaiman virgin. Being a mythology nut, I practically devoured it in one sitting. Odin Thor Frigg Tyr Loki Baldur Heimdall Idun Bragi Vidar Váli Njord Frey and Freyja Nótt ...

  • Bradley

    Definitely short, but imminently readable. This is one of the best straight mythology books I've read when it comes to pure enjoyment. I say this, fully aware that I'm a Gaiman fanboy, and yet, I stil...

  • Katerina

    In the beginning, there was nothing but mist and flames.At least, that's what the Edda claims.I've always been fascinated with Norse Mythology (and with everything ancient in general). With its strong...

  • Petrik

    3.5/5 StarsGilgamesh from Mesopotamian religion, Izanagi from Japanese creation myth and Zeus from Greek myth. These are a few popular figures from many mythologies around the globe. I’m here to let...

  • Dan Schwent

    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a compulsively readable retelling of various myths from Norse Mythology.Once upon a time, in that hazy prehistoric time before Goodreads, Neil Gaiman was my favorite ...

  • Lyn

    Hammer of the gods!A book written by NEIL GAIMAN about NORSE MYTHOLOGY was a book I was going to read. There was no way I was NOT going to read it. Mr. Gaiman might as well have mentioned me in the de...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    First off the cover of this book is amaze balls! I just freaking love it! ❤ Many gods and goddesses are named in Norse mythology. You will meet quite a few of them in these pages. Most of the storie...

  • Amalia Gavea

    "Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen?I did not know then.I am not certain now." *Disclaimer--Offensive comments regarding which country has the “best and most diverse mythology in the...