Here are 32 classic Norse myths that bring the ancient Viking world to life. 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. Their stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. Historical context provided.
With black-and-white drawings throughout.
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
276 pages. Paperback.