Norse mythology

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Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
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"Neil 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. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor's hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman -- difficult with his beard and huge appetite -- to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir -- the most sagacious of gods -- is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
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9781408886809
039360909
9780062663641
9780393609103
9781410499493
006266364
9780393609097
9780062663634
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 5.7, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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title_full Norse Mythology, Norse mythology / Neil Gaiman, Norse mythology [electronic resource] / Neil Gaiman, Norse mythology [electronic resource]. Neil Gaiman, Norse mythology [sound recording] / Neil Gaiman, Norse mythology [text (large print)] / by Neil Gaiman
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