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Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend free pdf The myths of the Scandinavian gods and heroes permeated everyday life in Iceland and the northern reaches of Europe for over a millennium before the arrival of Christianity. Since that time, they have been perpetuated in literature and the arts in forms as diverse as Tolkien and Wagner. This book covers the entire cast of supernatural beings, from gods to trolls, heroes to monsters, and deals with the social and historical background to the myths, topics such as burial rites, sacrificial practices and runes.

About Andy Orchard

Andy Orchard is currently Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies. He recently moved to Canada after nine years' teaching at the University of Cambridge, and has published numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic literature.

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Author : Andy Orchard
Publisher : Cassell Reference
Data Published : 10 October 2002
ISBN : 0304363855
EAN : 9780304363858
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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