The Norse Myths by Dr. Carolyne Larrington reveals the captivating and legendary world of Viking gods and their cosmic realm, including the powerful Asyr and enigmatic Vanir, led by the all-knowing Ódin. Experience the epic tales of creation, the impending doom of Ragnarök, and the gods' tumultuous relationship with the giants. Along with the gods, meet the brave and flawed human heroes and heroines with their tales of revenge, love, and conflict. Stunning photographs and illustrations bring to life the places, artifacts, and beings of Norse mythology, spanning from Viking burials to dragon-adorned runestones. Dr. Larrington delves into the origins of these enduring tales, their preservation in written sources and physical relics, and their impact on popular culture. From writers like Wagner and Tolkien to modern adaptations like Game of Thrones, the Norse myths continue to inspire and captivate audiences with their enduring themes of heroism, fate, and the triumph of good over evil.
Dr. Larrington is a Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford and an Official Fellow and Tutor at St. John's College. Her recent books include The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (with Paul Acker) and a revised and expanded translation of The Poetic Edda (2014), among other works in the field of Northern European mythologies.
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