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The Resource Tales of Valhalla : Norse myths & legends, Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock

Tales of Valhalla : Norse myths & legends, Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock

Label
Tales of Valhalla : Norse myths & legends
Title
Tales of Valhalla
Title remainder
Norse myths & legends
Statement of responsibility
Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock
Title variation
Norse myths and legends
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Valhalla and its pantheon of gods and heroes have always fascinated readers, whether it is how these tales illuminate the Viking world or influence cultural touchstones like J.R.R. Tolkien, whose Middle Earth is heavily indebted to Germanic and Norse mythology, as well as Hollywood and comic-culture. In Tales of Valhalla, the Whittocks have dramatically retold these rich stories and sets them in context within the wider Viking world. Including both myths--stories, usually religious, which explain origins, why things are as they are, the nature of the spiritual--and legends--stories which attempt to explain historical events and which may involve historical characters but which are told in a non-historical way and which often include supernatural events. Tales from Valhalla is an accessible and lively volume that brings these hallmarks of world literature to a new generation."--Jacket
Writing style
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10734369
Cataloging source
GZD
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Whittock, Martyn J
Dewey number
293.13
Index
index present
LC call number
BL860
LC item number
.W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Whittock, Hannah
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True
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  • Mythology, Norse
  • Gods, Norse
  • Legends
  • Gods, Norse
  • Legends
  • Mythology, Norse
  • Scandinavia
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
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Norse myths & legends
Label
Tales of Valhalla : Norse myths & legends, Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cunning of Loki and the adventures of Thor
  • The killing of Baldr and the punishing of Loki
  • The kidnapping of Idunn and the origins of poetry
  • Adventures in Giantland ; S
  • tories of gold and of gods
  • The sayings of Odin
  • The rivalry of Odin and Frigg over the sons of King Hraudung
  • The conflict at the ferry place
  • Thor and Tyr fetch a giant cauldron from Giantland, and Loki insults the gods and goddesses in the hall of Aegir
  • Thor dresses as a woman in order to retrieve his hammer from the giants
  • Introduction.
  • The 'history' of gods and people, The Seeress' Prophecy
  • Ragnarok and the end of the world
  • Norse legends.
  • The Saga of the Volsungs and the story of Sigurd, the dragon-slayer
  • Legendary rulers of men
  • Ynglinga Saga and the 'history' of gods and kings
  • The magic sword of Tyrfing
  • The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
  • Journeys to Vinland
  • Who were the 'Norse'?
  • The impact of Christianity on Norse mythology
  • Norse myths.
  • The origins of the world
  • The order of things
  • Loki the trickster and his children
  • The goddesses of the Asyniur, the valkyries and the wife of Freyr
Control code
on1049151848
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781681778464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049151848
Label
Tales of Valhalla : Norse myths & legends, Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The cunning of Loki and the adventures of Thor
  • The killing of Baldr and the punishing of Loki
  • The kidnapping of Idunn and the origins of poetry
  • Adventures in Giantland ; S
  • tories of gold and of gods
  • The sayings of Odin
  • The rivalry of Odin and Frigg over the sons of King Hraudung
  • The conflict at the ferry place
  • Thor and Tyr fetch a giant cauldron from Giantland, and Loki insults the gods and goddesses in the hall of Aegir
  • Thor dresses as a woman in order to retrieve his hammer from the giants
  • Introduction.
  • The 'history' of gods and people, The Seeress' Prophecy
  • Ragnarok and the end of the world
  • Norse legends.
  • The Saga of the Volsungs and the story of Sigurd, the dragon-slayer
  • Legendary rulers of men
  • Ynglinga Saga and the 'history' of gods and kings
  • The magic sword of Tyrfing
  • The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
  • Journeys to Vinland
  • Who were the 'Norse'?
  • The impact of Christianity on Norse mythology
  • Norse myths.
  • The origins of the world
  • The order of things
  • Loki the trickster and his children
  • The goddesses of the Asyniur, the valkyries and the wife of Freyr
Control code
on1049151848
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781681778464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049151848

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