Book Review: Tales of Norse Mythology

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Book Review: Tales of Norse Mythology

Post by Hannah R Thomas » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:39 pm

Title: Tales of Norse Mythology
Author: Helen A Guerber
Genre: Mythology

Goodreads Synopsis:
Scandinavians of the Viking Age explored the mysteries of life through their sagas. Folklorist Helene Adeline Guerber brings to life the gods and goddesses, giants and dwarves, and warriors and monsters of these stories in Tales of Norse Mythology. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, these leghends tell of passion, love, friendship, pride, courage, strength, loyalty, and betrayal.
When I read other books towards Norse Mythology, they just scathed the outer part. This went into incredible detail! Guerber started with the creation of the world, according to this mythology, and then went down the "line" of ancestry. She included every possible "direction" the stories took, in correspondence to each god or goddess.

In each story, she included translated poetry of various books, as a possibility of how these ancient writings were written and to give an idea of how other writings are expressed. Another plus about this are illustrations that represented certain "events."

What I found fascinating was the end. The comparison between the Norse Gods and Greek Gods.
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