Heroic tales from the Norse

by Katharine Pyle

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott company in Philadelphia, London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 256 Downloads: 223
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Subjects:

  • Mythology, Norse -- Juvenile literature.

Edition Notes

Statementretold and illustrated by Katharine Pyle; 8 illustrations in color.
GenreJuvenile literature.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.P995 Her
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6328164M
LC Control Number35027160
OCLC/WorldCa6018990

To preserve the tales of exceptional strength, courage, and morality, Norse mythology has been passed down for years. The tales' supernatural powers have captivated the audiences for centuries, although most details have been lost in narration over time. Neil Gaiman re-erects the world of Asgard and brings to life the gods of Aesir when he compiles the Norse Mythology. An exhilarating introduction to the vivid, violent, boisterous world of the Norse myths and their cultural legacy—from Tolkien to Game of Thrones. The Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by Óinn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the. To preserve the tales of exceptional strength, courage, and morality, Norse mythology has been passed down for years. The tales' supernatural powers have captivated the audiences for centuries, although most details have been lost in narration over time. Neil Gaiman re-erects Asgard's world and brings to life the gods of Aesir when he compiles the Norse Mythology. Loki, in Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who had the ability to change his shape and gh his father was the giant Fárbauti, he was included among the Aesir (a tribe of gods). Loki was represented as the companion of the great gods Odin and Thor, helping them with his clever plans but sometimes causing embarrassment and difficulty for them and himself.

Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture - the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the s: 2K. The Nibelungenlied (Middle High German: Der Nibelunge liet or Der Nibelunge nôt), translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem written around in Middle High anonymous poet was likely from the region of Nibelungenlied is based on an oral tradition that has some of its origin in historic events and individuals of the 5th and 6th centuries and that spread. (See, for example, the tales of Odin’s Discovery of the Runes, Why Odin Is One-Eyed, and The Mead of Poetry.) The second the most intimate of which was the belief that the gods copulated with humans in order to found royal and heroic families. I’ve also written a popular list of The 10 Best Norse Mythology Books, which you’ll. Scandinavian folklore or Nordic folklore is the folklore of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe has common roots with, and has been mutually influenced by, folklore in England, Germany, the Baltic countries, Finland and re is a concept encompassing expressive traditions of a particular culture or group.

Loki: How different the Marvel anti-hero is from the original god of mischief in Norse mythology. Loki is an enigma. On the surface, he appears to be a scheming and mischievous god who can switch loyalties easily, but there's more than what meets the eye to the character.   Hero tales from the age of chivalry by Grant Uden, , World Pub. Co. edition, in English - [1st American ed.].   Neil Gaiman has just announced his latest project, which should arrive in bookstores on February 7, –a book of rewritten Norse mythology, published by W. W. Norton. Joseph Jacobs inserted the horse Dapplegrim as the giant's mount in his reconstructed protoform of the Norwegian tale The Master Maid, published in Europa's Fairy Book. Analysis. George Webbe Dasent stated that the character of Dapplegrim is reminiscent of sagas and tales where hero and steed share a .

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These stories of Norse heroes, beautifully retold by the renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt, are drawn from the collection of tales compiled by Saxo Grammaticus and other early Scandinavian writers.

Includes an informative introduction. These stories are particularly useful for those teaching Norse mythology in Steiner-Waldorf Class 4 (age )/5(6). Heroic tales from the Norse, [Katharine Pyle] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Tales from the Norse Legends, retold by Edward Ferrie and read by Benjamin Soames is a short but enjoyable audiobook. It starts with a nice retelling of the Norse creation story and then segues into a overview of the chief figures of Norse mythology before embarking on a series of tales featuring Thor and Loki and ending with the tragedy of Ragnorak/5.

Popular Tales from the Norse. Full of giants, trolls, heroes, and beautiful princesses, these 42 folktales include such favorites as "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," and "The Goatherd."/5. Originally written in and entitled The Heroes of Asgardby children's writer Annie Keary and her sister, poet Eliza Keary, the book is an all-ages version of the most well-known tales of Odin, Thor, Loki and the other Aesir and Vanir.

The facsimile edition, retitled Tales of Norse Mythology, includes wonderful illustrations by C.E. Brock/5(20). These stories of Norse heroes, beautifully retold by the renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt, are drawn from the collection of tales compiled by Saxo Grammaticus and other early Scandinavian writers.

Includes an informative introduction. These stories are particularly useful for those teaching Norse mythology in Steiner-Waldorf Class 4 (age ).

Books shelved as norse-mythology: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan, The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, The Gospel of Home My Books. The world of the Norsemen -- men of the North -- was rich in poetry, legend and song.

Whenever there was a feast to greet guests, or celebrate weddings or the safe return of voyagers, the bards or 'skalds' were called on to tell stories and sing stories were colourful and dramatic.

They told of kings and queens, princes and princesses, duels and battles, and great journeys across the s: 6. These stories of Norse heroes, beautifully retold by the renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt, are drawn from the collection of tales compiled by Saxo Grammaticus (c), the Danish historian, and other early Scandinavian writers.

Tales of Norse Mythology by Helen A Guerber, pages If you’re interested in Norse Mythology and old folklore this book is a must-have. This printing is based on historical Heroic tales from the Norse book of mythology and old Norse epics that have been neatly organized into this gorgeous leather-bound novel/5().

From the horrific tales of Alcuin of York in the eight century CE/AD and the eleventh century Adam of Bremen, via the heroic saga literature of Iceland recorded in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, through to nineteenth century Scandinavian romanticism, the Norsemen have engendered fear and occasional admiration.

Norse Hero Tales by Isabel Wyatt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English.

Brand new Book. Journey to Asgard and hear tales of Odin, Thor, and Balder The Beautiful. Learn of the exploits of such heroes of yore as Sigurd the Volsung and King Olaf.

Stories of Norse Gods And Heroes consists of 20 tales from Norse. Throughout her career, she wrote and illustrated a number of children's books treating mythology and folklore including: Fairy Tales from Many Land s (), Tales of Folk and Fairies (), Tales of Wonder and Magic (), Tales from Greek Mythology (), and Tales from Norse Mythology (), reprinted as Heroic Tales from the Norse ().

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Menu About About Project Gutenberg Popular Tales from the Norse Contents: True and untrue -- Why the sea is salt -- The old dame and her hen -- East o' the sun and west o' the moon -- Boots, who ate a match with the troll -- Hacon Grizzlebeard -- Boots, who made the.

For me, the most impressive aspect of Column's book is the fallibility of the Norse gods. Odin cheats the builder of the wall around Asgard out of his payment.

Loki kills an otter who turns out to be a blacksmith's son. Odin pays him a bounty by stealing a dwarf's treasure, which leads to the eventual destruction of Reviews: "Picard brings to life the wondrous tales of Thor, Odin, Loki, and the other fantastic inhabitants of Asgard and Valhalla and tells of their heroic deeds and colorful adventures, once more bringing these timeless tales alive for the reader to enjoy.

Picard shows just why these tales have survived even into modern times."—Sing Out. Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world.

The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that 4/5(2). Pages in category "Heroes in Norse myths and legends" The following 56 pages are in this category, out of 56 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

The body of stories that we today call “Norse mythology” formed one of the centerpieces of the pagan Norse religion. These are the tales that Viking poets recited in dimly lit halls to the captivated attendees of grand feasts, and which fathers and mothers told to their children around roaring hearth-fires on long winter nights.

Continue reading Tales →. A homesick hero, a pair of friendly rivals, a triumphant bridegroom, and a golden maiden populate the pages of this treasury, a collection of awe-inspiring stories from Finnish mythology. Assembled by educator James Baldwin, a specialist in adapting ancient narratives into captivating prose, these 38 entrancing tales are drawn from the oral traditions of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.

Whilst explaining about Norse Gods Snorri also gives a great deal of information about the Viking people, about Kings, the great travels around the world etc.

The way this book is written is implores you to read more, beautiful prose, and occasionally a poem, or folk tale/song. The philosophy of the Norse people is very captivating, it makes s: The wellspring for modern knowledge of Norse mythology, these legends of gods and heroes were created to preserve the Vikings' narrative style from European influence.

Edda means "poetic art," and this guidebook for Icelandic poets has been a timeless inspiration for generations of writers, including Wagner, Borges, and Tolkien.

Discover the best Children's Norse Folk Tales in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Kindle Store Best Sellers. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology by Snorri Sturluson (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The Poetic Edda, The Heroic Poems Translated by Henry A. Bellows. This edition should have a volume II somewhere in the title, `The Mythological Poems', being volume I and "The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology", being vol. III.

This is a fairly reliable and readable translation of 21 of the heroic poems of early "Norse & Germanic" s: The present selection includes the whole of Gylfaginning (The deluding of Gylfi)--a guide to mythology that forms one of the great storybooks of the Middle Ages--and the longer heroic tales and legends of Skáldskaparmál (Poetic diction).

Snorri Sturluson was a master storyteller, and this translation in modern idiom of the inimitable tales of. Ken Gillespie / Getty Images. Compiled by Donald A. Mackenzie in the early s, this collection of stories from the Northern world includes a narrative built from sources like the above listed Eddas, the Volsunga Saga, the Niebelunglied, Beowulf, and German heroic tales.

Sigurd (Old Norse: Sigurðr) or Siegfried (Middle High German: Sîvrit) is a legendary hero of Germanic mythology, who killed a dragon and was later is possible he was inspired by one or more figures from the Frankish Merovingian dynasty, with Sigebert I being the most popular contender.

Older scholarship sometimes connected him with Arminius, victor of the Battle of the Teutoburg. A book for those who already know and love these stories, as well as for those who have yet to discover Scandinavian mythology. A definitive work for readers of all ages.

Johan Egerkrans long dreamed of illustrating the Norse mythology, and when he released Norse Gods. The graphic descriptions in the Norse tales of the hard struggle with rugged nature and the severe climate [viii] of the North naturally come home more closely to us than the less rigorous and sturdy conditions of the southern nations.

Then, too, the moral tone of the Norse myths is higher, purer, and more steadfast than that of the Greek tales. A handbook of Norse mythology - K. A. Mortensen. A collection of popular tales from the Norse and North German - G.

W. Dasent (). Anglo-Saxon & Norse Poems - N K Chadwick. Asgard Stories; Tales from Norse Mythology - MH Foster