Norse Mythology Book
We are dedicated to growing our library of books on Norse mythology and Viking culture that are available for your to buy in print or download as an e-book.
In this collection, you will find our exclusive VKNG e-book Norse Gods, Monster, and Myths. Inspired by our blog, it offers bite-sized articles on various topics relating to Norse mythology.
Inside you will find:
A retelling of the Norse Creation Myth starting with the emergence of the universe from the primordial goop, the birth of the first giant and the first god, the reproduction of the giants that led to their massacre by Odin and his brothers, and the creation of Midgard and Mankind.
We take a look at the Norse Cosmos and how it looked tucked into the branches of Yggdrasil, and the nine different worlds that form the universe.
The book includes profiles of some of the most important and interesting Norse gods and giants. These include:
- Odin, the All-Father
- Thor, the god of Thunder
- Loki, the Trickster
- Freyr, the god of fertility and virility
- Freyja, the goddess of love and beauty
- Frigg, the domestic goddess
- Balder, the lost god of light
- Heimdall, the watchful god
- Try, the just god of war
- Njord, the god of sea and winds
- Sif, the goddess of the harvest
- Sigyn, the devoted and victorious goddess
- Idunn, the goddess of youth
- Bragi, the bard of Asgard
- Ullr, the god of winter
- Vidar, the vengeful god
- Angrboda, the wolf giantess
- Fenrir, the mighty wolf
- Jormungandr, the Midgard serpent
- Hel, the queen of the dead
The book also looks at some of the most important stories from Norse mythology, retelling them in an accessible way and pulling out some of the most important elements. These include the story of the war between the Aesir and Vanir gods, the creation of the Mead of Poetry, how Odin learned the secrets of the runes, how the walls of Asgard were built, how Thor ended up pretending to be a woman and almost marrying a giant, and the story of Andvari’s ring that inspired Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Of course, the book finishes by looking at Ragnarok, the prophesied end of the word which will see the gods and giants kill one another. This will cause such chaos that the universe itself will be destroyed and sink back into the waters of creation, never to emerge again, or not?