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From Asgard to Valhalla: The Remarkable History of the Norse Myths

ISBN: 9781845118297
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Publication Date: 2008-12-15
Number of pages: 232
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This is the first book to show how the Norse myths have resonated from era to era: from Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of Beowulf; and from Wagner's Ring to Marvel Comics' Mighty Thor. Heather O'Donoghue considers the wider contexts of Norse mythology, including its origins, medieval expression and reception in post-medieval societies right up to the present. From Asgard to Valhalla is a book that will intrigue and delight anyone with an interest in how the Norse myths have so profoundly shaped the western cultural heritage.

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