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The Norse Myths
The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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WanderingBookaneer
The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Can we talk about this cover? 😍

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 29: One of the most famous #giant(s) of all time. While I have read the D‘Aulaires‘ version of the Norse myths, I have yet to read this one.

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janeycanuck
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We had an awesome time in Norway - and obviously I had to pick up a couple of books while I was there.

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Moray_Reads
The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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My Folio purchase this month, inspired by American Gods and the latest #bookishwouldyourather by @Kalalalatja. A my free mystery book is a parallel biography of Wellington and Napoleon 😊 #foliofreaks

ScientistSam Lovely teacup, too! 3y
rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 3y
Moray_Reads @ScientistSam I found it at a craft fair in Haworth when I visited the Brontë Parsonage. It has a candle in it 💖 3y
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LeahBergen The free one sounds good, too! 3y
Kalalalatja Always happy to inspire 😄 sounds like great books! I have been eying the Norse Mythology one *grabby hands* 3y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja I love the illustrations and it will be interesting to read following 3y
Kalalalatja I have been wondering how much of Gaiman's myth were Gaiman and how much were actual Norse myth. Can't wait to hear what you think of it! 👍 3y
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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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😍😍😍 I am beyond besotted ❤️❤️❤️ #FolioSociety

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JohnnyTV2
The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Great introduction to my favourite mythology! Crossley-Holland includes notes explaining his translation and how he chose sources and compiled the collection. Great for newcomers to the Norse Myths and religious studies/classics geeks alike!

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The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland

Ymir was a frost giant; he was evil from the first. While he slept, he began to sweat. A man and woman grew out of the ooze under his left armpit, and one of his legs fathered a son on the other leg.

Karen_V 😳 3y
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