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

Heather O'Donoghue

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This title tells from deep within Odin's cavernous halls: the stories of the Viking Gods.From Viking-age stories of ice and fire to the epic poetry of "Beowulf", from the warrior Valkyries to Tolkien's "Riders of Rohan" and from Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" to Marvel's "Mighty Thor", Norse mythology arguably offers something for everyone. "From Asgard to Valhalla" is unique in showing how these myths have impacted on and continue powerfully to resonate across the fields of literature, art, music and politics. In her sparkling new book, Heather O'Donoghue ranges from the high culture of "The Poetic Edda" and the Romantic sublime to popular manifestations of Norse mythology, such as the fantasy novels of Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones. Distinguishing the myths in their original form from a host of later accretions, the book tells the gripping story of how such strange and fragmentary material was seized and remodelled throughout the centuries: whether by the volkisch fantasies of the Third Reich or the modern-day cult appeal of Viking Metal.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Heather O'Donoghue Forlag
ISBN 9781845118297 Antall sider 232
Dimensjoner 16,1cm x 23,5cm x 1,4cm Vekt 336 gram
Emner og form Folklore, myths & legends, Ancient religions & mythologies