Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses
By Thor Ewing
Genre: Mythology, Religion
Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/viking-myths-by-thor-ewing/
From its first beginnings in a world of primordial ice floes, the story of the Viking gods is one of continual struggle against etins and monsters, but it is a tale of humour and triumph as well as of grit and tragedy. The Norse myths are justly famous for a host of vivid characters including the wise and enigmatic Odin, the bluff strongman Thor, and the incorrigible trickster Loki.
In the first major retelling for a generation, storyteller and historian Thor Ewing rediscovers the brisk vitality with which these ancient myths were told in the earliest sources.
With 45 stunning b&w illustrations inspired by Viking art.
About the Author:
History isn’t just a series of dates and events for Thor Ewing, but the story of real people whose lives and thoughts helped shape our world. A fascination with past cultures and how they connect with us today underlies much of his work.
His books help us rediscover that connection with our past, whether through the myths and religion of the Vikings, or the forgotten wisdom of the medieval Celts.
Find out more about the author at http://thorewing.net/