Odin

Odin

The Viking Allfather

eBook - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
From the Thorsdrapa to the Marvel Thor and Avengers movies, Odin, the dark and mysterious lord of Valhalla, looms over all of the ancient tales of the Vikings. With his brothers, he formed the world from the body of a giant and then went on to seek greater wisdom by sacrificing himself on a tree and trading one of his eyes with a witch. With this vast wisdom, he sits upon his throne, peering into the nine worlds, seeking anything that might threaten his people. He rides over the battles of mortal men, deciding who shall live and die, and collecting worthy souls to come and feast in his hall until the war at the end of time. This book retells the greatest of Odin's stories, and then places those stories within their historical and mythological context. It follows the figure of Odin through the centuries, showing how different times and cultures reinterpreted him, and explores the reasons why he remains such a popular figure today.

Baker & Taylor
Retells the legends of the Norse god Odin, detailing the sources of information about him, how he sought wisdom, his part in the creation of the world, his role in Ragnarok and in Norse religion, and literature and films about him.

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Odin, the dark and mysterious lord of Valhalla, looms over all of the ancient tales of the Vikings. With his brothers, he formed the world from the body a giant, then went on to seek greater wisdom by sacrificing himself on a tree and trading one of his eyes to a witch. With this vast wisdom, he sits upon his throne, gazing over the nine worlds, watching for anything that might threaten his people. He also rides over the battles of mortal men, deciding who shall live and die, and collecting worthy souls to come feast in his hall until the war at the end of time.

This book retells the greatest of Odin’s stories, and places those stories within their historical and mythological context. It then follows the figure of Odin through the centuries, showing how different times and cultures reinterpreted him and explaining why he is still such a popular figure today.



Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2015
ISBN: 9781472808080 electronic bk
9781465450616 electronic bk
9781465449955 electronic bk
1472808088 electronic bk
1465450610 electronic bk
1465449957 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 293 LON
Characteristics: 1 online resource : color illustrations

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