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Norse Mythology Audiobook

Norse Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Gods, Sagas and Heroes

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This audiobook gives an overview of Norse mythology, telling some of the stories of the gods, giants and other creatures of that lost era before history began.

Though the world came to know of the Norse and their legends through Roman interaction at about the time of Christ, most of what we came to know were handed-down from folk tales gathered by native writers like Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179 - 1241). This was from a time when the Norse had already been converted to Christianity. Some of what Sturluson wrote was clearly influenced by Christian beliefs of the time. As with all sources, we have to assume at least a little bit of bias was involved. The age of belief in the Norse gods had ended. We can only guess how much of those old beliefs were left out because they may have been incompatible with the new beliefs of Christendom. Sturluson gathered the tales in a work now known as the Prose Edda.

Several anonymous writers of the pre-Christian era created poems which have collected in what is now called the Poetic Edda. These pre-date Sturluson's work and thus are far more likely to give us insights into the thinking and attitudes of the early Norse people.

Danish scholar Saxo Grammaticus gave us a Latin language version of Danish history, Gesta Danorum, written in the twelfth century. But even earlier, we have more matter-of-fact writing of Roman historian Tacitus in the first century, discussing the tribes of the region they called Germania.

As with most stories, it's best to start at the beginning. And as with any story of gods, we start with the Norse version of creation.

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©2016 Matt Clayton (P)2016 Matt Clayton

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    K.R.T. Forked River, NJ USA 09-15-17
    K.R.T. Forked River, NJ USA 09-15-17
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    I'm a big history buff especially of that time frame. Always looking to hear new and interesting stories surrounding Norse mythology. This one did not disappoint. Highly recommend picking this one up. Great work!

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    Mira 09-13-17
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    Never a dull moment-intriguing history, and fascinating story about Norse Mythology.
    By the way, I already have started Book 2 of this series. What is higher praise there?

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    "History, legend and fiction blend together"
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    Norse Mythology has a full of stories on their myths, gods, and goddess. In this Audiobook, we can surely some basics history of their myths. Norse Mythology is my fresh choice points to hear and required to search further. I highly suggest this book to all who love Historical stories of Gods, Sagas, and Heroes.

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    Kyler 09-13-17
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    Loved this Audiobook! Not only is it so informational, it's pretty exciting. Loved how each chapter started with a story about the historical Celts. If you desire a happy way to use an evening - and need something to boot - this is your book.

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    "A must have this who interested in Norse Mythology"
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    This Audiobook has covered the basics of Mythology and all the major stories. I checked it out at the library and loved it so much that I got it. That is saying a lot. If you can only have one Audiobook on your shelf, this is it.

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    Amanada 09-13-17
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    A superbly composed book that is excellent for those knowledgeable of Norse mythology and a great opening for those new to it. I would recommend anybody requiring Stories of the Gods, Sagas, and Heroes this book first.

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    Maria 09-13-17
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    You will yet need to really the Eddas and Sagas, but this book gives you a good synopsis as to what each is about and what main gods belong to which race and a short bio on each one, with sections on The Creation and a few other sections.So far, I'm happy with it!

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    Aston 09-12-17
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    This really was wonderful to hear!! I had a small amount of historical knowledge of Norse mythology before hearing this book up, now I understand like I get the why of what a lot of their actions and motives for bringing such original story tellers!! I would say this is the final book on the subject.

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    Peter 09-12-17
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    "A good introduction to Norse Mythology"
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    If you are watching for a fast introduction to Norse mythology and culture this is a perfect Audiobook. It shortly describes the different structure of the Norse mythology, unique gods and deities, other beings, and how they interact with each other as well as the humans who worshipped them.

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    "Great discussion"

    Pretty insightful Audiobook. Consists of ancient versions of the myths such as they are, connecting the author's well-grounded ideas where needed. An excellent heard for anyone engaged in the Old Way.

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