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D’Aulaires’ Norse Myths

Early in the morning of time there was no sand, no grass, no lapping wave.  There was no earth, no sun, no moon, no stars.  There was Niflheim, a waste of frozen fog, and Muspelheim, a place of raging flame.  And in between the fog and fire was a gaping pit–Ginungagap. Thus begins the creation… Read More ›

Mary Pope Osborne’s Norse Myths

Much like Greek Mythology, the Norse myths have inspired grand operas, art, literature, and comic books.  This mythology of the Northern climes is primarily derived from the Icelandic Eddas, which date to the 13th century, though the lore is far older in origin.  These tales of gods and giants, dwarves and elves—light and dark—inspired the operas of… Read More ›

Trolls

With the recent release of The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim—an awesome game by the way—which is set in the homeland of the Nords, I’m reminded of one of my first forays into Norse Mythology.  As a kid, I discovered The Troll Book at my local library and checked out—more than once—this informative look at the lore of Trolls…. Read More ›

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