Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)

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  • Title: Norse Mythology: A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas and Beliefs of Norse Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology Book 2)
  • Author: Robert Carlson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Norse Mythology An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who w Norse Mythology An introduction to such a vast subject as Norse Mythology can be problematic as it could well fall between two stools so packed with details as to put one off, or so vague, that one is none the wiser for having read it This text manages a pleasing balance, succeeds in whetting the appetite and supplying excellent online resources for the reader who wishes to find out Inside you will read about The Creation in Norse Mythology The Nine Worlds Major Gods and Goddesses Valhalla Ragnarok The Sagas The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives Today The author quotes generously from the most important relevant source which is freely available via the Project Gutenberg, and you are left with the sounds and taste of the times ringing in your ears and tingling on your tongue.

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    1. This definitely was one of the better nonfictions on Norse mythology that I have read so far. It was also my first book by author Robert Carlson but I think it definitely won't be my last.This book had a lot of great chapters and topics of Norse mythology that I was very interested in. My favorite chapters were: The Creation in Norse Mythology, The Major Gods and Goddesses, Ragnarok and especially The Influence of Norse Mythology on Our Lives today. It was all very informative and interesting to [...]

    2. Apart from a few minor grammatical errors and curious word omissions here and there, Robert Carlson's Norse Mythology is an excellent primer for anyone with even a passing interest in the subject. Despite being rather short, the book is very well written in most respects, and the author does an outstanding job of outlining some of the most interesting and pertinent examples of ancient Scandinavian myth and folklore.

    3. Do you ever lose track of which God is which, and who they appear as, and want to get up to speed for the new Thor movie? This is your ticket!Good quick read that covers the basics of the Thor / Norse mythology, so you will know who is who in the movie!!

    4. Quick read covering the basics of Norse mythology. No bad, but you're only going to get so much oout of a book designed to be read in under an hour.

    5. A basic intro to Norse Mythology . . . with some problemsThis is meant to be a very, very basic introduction to Norse Mythology . . . And it is not bad, but there are a couple of small problems. The first is that the author seems to have very little or no knowledge of the Old Norse language, and as a result uses transliteration from several different systems to represent Norse names and words - not terrible, but it does give a disjointed feel to the whole thing, as some names and words are strai [...]

    6. Read this one out loud with a friend on a road trip. It was fun to try to pronounce the god names. It gives you a very broad, basic understanding of the Mythology but frankly doesn't too little to try to cover too many bases. I think it would have been more successful if they did more stories to gather an understand of the gods and how they interact. It became a bit too textbook at times and repetitive. Apparently many gods are the god of agriculture. So worth a quick read if you know nothing of [...]

    7. This is a short, but full-bodied, guide into Norse Mythology. Detailing the different worlds, gods, and culture, there is something here for everyone. It is not a thesis, so don't expect tomes of information. Instead, it will whet your appetite and show you where to look for further information. Straightforward, clear and concise, recommended by me for anyone interested in knowing more.MerissaArchaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

    8. Really straightforward, quick, easy read that offers a brief synopsis of all things Norse religion. Took me 45 minutes to get through it, and although I already knew most of it, I still gleaned new information, like that asatru is a thing. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a basic overview of Norse myth.

    9. A great little concise introduction to norse mythology. A wonderful place to start with enough information for a basic guide but plenty of ways provided for you to grow on the topics should you so wish.

    10. This would have been a really good book, had the author not called Venus & Saturn Greek gods. I don't know why, but in the space of those two sentences, I lost a little love for it. However, still a pretty good place to start if you think you want to get started into Norse Mythology.

    11. a great very-basic introduction to norse mythologyort and very simple without delving into details. thank god i read this before any other heavy norse mythology book i'd have been lost

    12. Concise and easy to read look at Norse Mythology. Excellent for brushing up or if you're new to it. He pulls from the Eddas so that is also a plus.

    13. To my chagrin, I must start this review with a confession. My knowledge of Norse Mythology is sorely lacking. This is even more mortifying because of my Norwegian roots. Greek and Roman Mythology has been used and immortalized by William Shakespeare, among others. This makes me, like many others, a Norse Mythology virgin.Like all mythologies, their beginnings go back a long way. Before Christianity made its way throughout Europe and the powers of earth and heaven needed explanations. Thanks to S [...]

    14. A very short, general overview of Norse mythology. It probably took me only about an hour to read it, but it did give me a better understanding on the topic. And my favorite part was at the very end when it was talking about all the things Norse mythology may have influenced. I don't think I would have ever connected the Asgårdsreien with Santa Claus--but let's be real here, who would? And how the days of the week were influenced by Norse and Germanic myths--Sunday for Sol, Monday for Mani, Tue [...]

    15. Σύντομο βιβλιαράκι-εισαγωγή στην Σκανδιναβική Μυθολογία. Αν και καλύπτει όλα τα βασικά θέματα (Θεογονία, Κοσμογονία, Βασικότερους Θεούς-Θεές, Βαλχάλα, Ράγκναροκ, Έπη και επιρροές στο σήμερα), τα αγγίζει μάλλον επιδερμικά, κάτι που το δηλώνει και εξαρχής ο συγγραφέας. Είναι [...]

    16. Another one bites the dust!!The third in the series on mythologies of different countries & regions, good all round series although a little short wish there was more!

    17. ConciseFor the most part I enjoyed this book. I really think that it should have been much larger. You'll blow through this one in one sitting.

    18. Easy to ReadNorse mythology is such a wonderful, complicated subject to try and communicate to others. This book manages to do so, not only quickly, but easily. It was an easy read that helped me really gain an understanding of Norse mythology, where most books are too detailed for me to really keep track of. A must read for any fan of Norse mythology, especially for those who are trying to start their journey into things like this. 10/10 would recommend!!!

    19. GreatI was a bit hesitant when first reading this, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great read for those who want a quick guide to Norse mythologies.

    20. Norse MythologyNorse Mythology is exactly what the full title implies - A Concise Guide to Gods, Heroes, Sagas, and Beliefs of Norse Mythology. In its 51 pages, it acquaints the reader with some basic names of Gods and items and places central to the mythology. With such an elaborate and extensive catalog of God's, people, giants and others integral to the overall myths, 51 pages only scratches the surfaces of the trove of stories embedded in the myths. This pamphlet-sized guide is a good introd [...]

    21. A fascinating readNorse mythology has always intrigued me and I was excited when I happened upon this book. I'm not normally one to read books pertaining to history or mythology but wanted to read this because it's always been interesting to me.This novel offers quite a lot of information about Norse Gods and the different realms that they dwell in. All of this information is conveyed in a manner that is easy for the reader to understand too. However, some of the words were difficult to pronounc [...]

    22. Quick yet extremely thorough!This was an amazing short journey into the wonderful world of Norse mythology. I've started several books on the subject but became bored with confusing details and bogged down descriptions. Don't let the size of this book fool you. The author covers all aspects that I have found in other anthologies but with a straight, to the point writing style that was informative yet not overbearing. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Norse culture. Also a big [...]

    23. An Excellent Introduction to Norse MythologyI am a fan of Norse and Greek Mythology. Mr. Carson has written an excellent introduction to Norse Mythology. You will meet and learn about the most important mythic Gods, learn about their powers, responsibilities and sagas. These myths are fascinating and exciting, and help in the understanding of the Vikings and their history. I encourage everyone to read this book!!!

    24. This book does what it says on the tin and is a useful way of finding other sources about a fascinating topic. I picked the book out because of the memories I had of library books about sinister trolls and underground monsters which were exciting, enticing and just so scary. This doesn't do that but it is a guide to where you can find more. Meanwhile I need to go back to the library.

    25. PleasedI loved this book before I had only a vague idea about Norse mythology and I now understand all off the important concepts and more about the most major gods. However I think any one under 13 might get bored.

    26. Wish it was longer Loved the detail was hoping for a much longer telling of each story and descriptions of the gods and goddesses will be reading this over and over lol I loved this book greatly I recommend this to any one

    27. Already knew most of the stuff in here, so not really of interest to me. If you're new to the topic, probably a good start.

    28. Very simpleIt's a good book to start learning things about Norse mythology, but not if you already knew. It's short, very simple, and I didn't learnt anything new from it.

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