The Viking Gods

From Snorri Sturluson´s Edda

Jean I. Young

77 pages, ISBN 978-1-904945-96-3     
Gudrun Publishing, 1995     

A family album from Asgard.

Everyone has heard of Thor and Odin, and many people are familiar with the names of other Viking gods such as Frey and Freyja, Baldur, Nanna, Heimdall and Bragi. Now you can read all about them.

The Vikings believed that Odin and Thor and the rest of the gods were immortal, and history has proven them right. Their names are mentioned by millions of people every day, as the days of the week are named after the Viking gods: Tuesday after Tyr, Wednesday after Odin (or Woden); Thursday after Thor and Friday after Frey.

The Viking Gods contains excerpts from Snorri Sturluson´s Edda, which was written around 1220, and is the most important source on the gods of the Vikings.

The Edda has been described as "one of the best story-books of the Middle Ages".

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