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Norse Mythology

Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes and Viking Beliefs
Narrated by: Robin Nixon
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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Norse myths have long fascinated millions around the world. Tales of Norse Gods like Thor and Loki have sustained the imaginations of adult and young people alike, even into modern times. Indeed, figures of Norse legend have permeated into mainstream culture in the form of popular characters from television and film. One God, in particular, has even given his name to a day of the week. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will be exposed to the original tales of the Gods; the tales that modern depictions are ultimately inspired by.

Norse myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. Indeed, the Norse God Thor has come to embody the ideal of strength and masculinity. The trickster God Loki, on the other hand, has come to represent some of the more sinister and unpredictable elements of man. In fact, the Norse used their Gods to embody those aspects of Man’s own nature that were often at war. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn about all the Gods by listening about the tales that formed the basis of the myths about them.

Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs explores the Norse Gods and the Viking belief system through the tales told by people living at the time. They told tales about the formation of the universe, about how the universe was divided, and how the Gods and giants made war with one another. Because the Viking belief system was reflected in these tales about their Gods and historical figures, learning about the Gods and heroes in this way allows the listener to understand who the Vikings were and why they were.

The world of Norse myth was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Norse civilization - living in modern-day Scandinavia, Northern Germany, as well as other areas of Norse settlement like Iceland and the British Isles - these people were part of a culture so far removed from how we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable. But that does not mean that you must struggle to understand Norse legends and the Vikings who believed in them.

In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn everything there is to learn about Norse mythology. You will learn the different groups of living things that existed in the universe, how the universe was divided into nine worlds, who the major Gods and Goddesses were, who some of the important heroes were, and how the speakers of Old Norse recorded the feats of gods and men in books called sagas. These sagas told the tales of the great figures of Norse legend. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn some of these tales including:

  • The Tale of Odin’s Eye and Mimir’s Head
  • The Unusual Wedding of Freyja
  • Loki and His Strange Children
  • The Death of Baldr
  • The Kidnapping of Idun
  • The Birth of Sigurd
  • And Ragnarok: the Twilight of the Gods

Get this audiobook now to learn more than you ever dreamed about Norse Gods and Goddesses and Viking beliefs.

©2019 Neil Matt Hamilton (P)2019 Neil Matt Hamilton

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I am very glad that i found this audible

I am very glad that i found this audible. Great listen with lots of dates, locations and historical information that isn't normally included with norse mythology. It was very concise and interesting, a nice step for someone who wants to learn about the subject.

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This audible is an awesome on Norse Mythology

The book does a great job in explaining the major parts of Norse mythology. Various related write ups have been presented in the book giving you all the information you need. This audible is an awesome on Norse Mythology.

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This audible was both educational and entertaining

Easy to understand and retain. I'm happy with my purchase in my quest of knowing more about Norse mythology, and the illustrations are beyond beautiful! This audible was both educational and entertaining.

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I like this book so much and advice it to all

I like this book so much and advice it to all. It was an excellent listen overall. I was so obsessed with Norse Mythology. I would highly recommended this book everyone.

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This audible is detailed and well explained

This audible is detailed and well explained. This book took me on a journey through Norse myth. It feels like everything was happening in front of my eyes. Well spoken by Neil Matt Hamilton.

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Norse mythology explores the magical myths audible

We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods who create the cosmos and the jotnar or giants who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place,

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The myths illustrations are vibrant and expressive

I wanted to repeat what others have said because I personally hear the reviews bought the audio book anyway and now wish I had believed them. I like the telling of the myths and the illustrations are vibrant and expressive.

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This audio book another illustrated collection.

A lot and some of it is hard to spot unless you already know your way around both simple fact is. If you appreciate and respect norse culture and the gods then find another illustrated collection of the myths.

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The audio guidebook is incredible and useful.

I love these treasuries. I have the Greek and Egyptian as well. Put it in beautiful words and pictures easy to understand and retain.

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I think this would be the perfect book for people

Interesting audio book with a lot of interesting information. A lot of legend and different story about gods heroes and vikings.

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  • Joseph Lawrence
  • 11-05-19

Very auxiliary audible-must listen to get help!

This is an excellent retelling of the main strands of the Norse mythology. the author has perfectly reproduced the tone of the tales which he's selected, the informality of the grand adventures told by the fireside be it in a turf house at the end of the day or in a hall house at a feast or gathering.

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  • Craig Gordon
  • 11-05-19

This audible touched my Mind

I have very little experience of the Norse mythology and legends, so I have little to compare these retellings with. I enjoyed them, you can tell that the author has enjoyed developing the stories and this shows in his narration.

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  • Michael Emmons
  • 11-05-19

Realistic advice provides in honest ways

Brilliant interpreted stories of Norse mythology making them easy to follow. So much so that I wish it would have been longer! Performed extremely well, full cast bring the characters to life.

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  • Norman Cormier
  • 11-05-19

A perfect audible about these topics

I love the way the tales of Norse Mythology are told from an old woman telling them to a child. The voices of the characters are perfect and bring the tales to life. Highly recommend!!

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  • Quinn Farmer
  • 11-05-19

I had enjoyed this audible Immensely

Fantastic throughout. the author does a wonderful job (as always), and the rest of the cast is equally impressive. Norse mythology is one of the more interesting mythos to get into and this is a great introduction to such.

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  • Smith
  • 11-04-19

Their stories, gods, and way of life has ...

Their stories, gods, and way of life have remained through the ages as a pinnacle of Norse success and the romanticism of their unique, domineering, swashbuckling way of life. Well worth listening

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  • Khatee
  • 11-04-19

The stories have the perfect balance of adventure

The stories have the perfect balance of adventure, drama, and humor. Mythology gathers some best stories produced by mankind, in all cultures. This is a great collection of Norse mythology.

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  • Julieta
  • 11-04-19

It's also a quick listen.

It's also a quick listen. I got through it in a single day, though the chapters are well suited to picking up and putting down since the stories are fairly self-contained.

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  • Kingsley
  • 11-04-19

This book was very interesting

This book was very interesting and really got imaginative with providing details of how certain Norse Myths came to be. I really enjoyed the storytelling and the humorous cause and effects of the adventures of the gods.

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  • Ellison
  • 11-04-19

This is the first time I’ve actually gone

This is the first time I’ve actually gone into Norse myths (I’ve generally enjoyed Greek mythology more). I would totally recommend this - an easy read, made up of different stories so it’s relatively easy to put down and continue, not that you’d want to once you start this.