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Goodreads – Norse Mythology

Author – Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki?son of a giant?blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. – Goodreads Synopsis 


Mythology has always captivated me for as long as I can remember. I mean it makes sense right? Fantasy and mythology go hand in hand. Grandpa Tolkien has said that he was inspired by these same stories that Neil Gaiman has masterfully covered in his take on Norse Mythology. (Who better to captivate you than Neil Gaiman himself?!) Mythology has been inspiring authors for quite some time now, and had helped born my favorite genre of books. (paranormal fetish erotica)

If you have read The Prose Edda, you already know the stories that are going to be in this IMG_20180625_181754_618collection, but somehow, Neil Gaiman is just able to make it flow better. The man is a master story-teller, and you can tell he really loves his craft. He is also a great orator! I really just wish Neil Gaiman could read me a book to sleep every night. (Just kidding…but not really…) If you have not heard him before, go check out the Norse Mythology audiobook, or look up some of his speeches. (Those are quite good as well.)

The stories themselves are just so wholesome that you can not help but smile when you are reading through them. You can just picture how these were originally told around a campfire to a captivated audience. There are morals to learn and good times to be had by reading through each of the Norse tales. Everyone knows Thor and Loki’s relationship together, which only proves how magical these stories are. They have stood the test of time already.  That is also the reason why Thanos Thor is my favorite Avenger! (If you follow me on any social media you probably know that I have a somewhat creepy questionable attachment to Thanos…)

The magic of mythology never goes away. That magic has seeped into some of sigurd3my favorite forms of art. Obviously it helped spawn Fantasy novels, but there is also music, video-games, and beautiful works of art. It’s easy to see how the Norse tales can inspire such beautiful representations, and it is easy to see how beautiful these representations are. For years I have been telling myself if I ever get a tattoo, it is going to be mythology based, with all of the gods from every pantheon fighting it out in my own version of Ragnarok. (And hopefully look something like this.)

If you like mythology at all, or are just interested in just reading some good stories, you need to check out Norse Mythology. Neil Gaiman has really done something quite special with his adaption.

(Also check out this speech that he gave)


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63 comments on “Norse Mythology

  1. I just read Tales of Valhalla, a new book on Norse mythology, but I haven’t read Gaiman’s book yet. I see I will have to get to it. Thanks for the review.

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  2. K'lee L. says:

    Fantastic book! Might I recommend, The Iron Druid Chronicles; a series of excellent books by Kevin Hearne.

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  3. nat says:

    Great piece =) My adult son is mad on Norse Mythology, but also Japanese Mythology (there’s probably another word, other than mythology, which I’ve got wrong, because I’m older!) I am fascinated by Mr Gaiman but have not yet read any of his books, (although read his blog, since watching American Gods) they’re on my Christmas list every year but none have materialised yet, and if you read my blog you’ll know I have a constant bed-high pile to work through -it never shrinks! I may get the audio book as there’s always some time where I imagine lying back, being fed peeled grapes….btw those tattoo sleeves are great!

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  4. M. Evalyne says:

    Great article! I love Neil Gaiman. Eagerly waiting for American Gods to arrive so I can read it! Gaiman said (paraphrased) that mythology must be re-imagined or else it dies. The quote sums up the Avengers universe pretty nicely.

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  5. Great review! That speech he made at the University of the Arts is one of my favorites.

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  8. davidwise554 says:

    Yup. Incidentally, if you haven’t got it, and you can possibly find it, get hold of a copy of ‘the larousse encyclopedia of world mythology. Hours and hours of happy dipping in.

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  9. bleedingink517 says:

    Great review! I’ve always loved Greek and Roman mythology, but ever since watching the Marvel movies, I’ve become more and more interested in Norse mythology as well. Guess I’ll have to check this book out now!

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  11. Dana says:

    Mythology is not my favorite, but Neil can make anything spectacular. Norse Mythology was no exception. it was brilliant. I even went to far as to seek out some other variations. Highly recommend.

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