Viking Gods and Heroes

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-16
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Twenty-five astonishing tales, set in a mountainous Far North land of fire and ice, recall the dramatic creation of earth, sea, and sky and the chilling struggles between giants, trolls, and legendary heroes. Thrilling exploits of Nordic deities will delight anyone captivated by ancient myths and legends.

Table of Contents

Hakon's Lay ix
I. How All Things Began 1(5)
II. How All-Father Odin Became Wise 6(8)
III. How the Queen of the Sky Gave Gifts to Men 14(3)
IV How a Giant Built a Fortress for the Asas 17(5)
V. The Magic Mead 22(7)
VI. How Loki Made a Wager with the Dwarfs 29(5)
VII. The Apples of Youth 34(7)
VIII. How the Fenris Wolf was Chained 41(5)
IX. How the Pride of Thor was Brought Low 46(10)
X. How Thor's Hammer was Lost and Found 56(8)
XI. The Giant's Daughters 64(5)
XII. The Story of Balder the Beautiful 69(9)
XIII. How Hermod Made a Journey to the Underworld 78(5)
XIV. How Loki was Punished at Last 83(4)
XV. The Story of the Magic Sword 87(9)
XVI. How Sigmund Fought His Last Battle 96(5)
XVII. The Story of the Magic Gold 101(6)
XVIII. How Sigurd Slew the Dragon 107(7)
XIX. How Sigurd Won the Hand of Brunhild 114(2)
XX. How the Curse of the Gold is Fulfilled 116(7)
XXI. The Boyhood of Frithiof the Bold 123(4)
XXII. Frithiof and Ingeborg 127(4)
XXIII. Frithiof Braves the Storm 131(3)
XXIV. Balder Forgives 134(6)
XXV. How the End of All Things Came About 140(5)
Pronouncing Index of Proper Names 145

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