[PDF] Our Fathers' Godsaga: Retold for the Young | by ò Viktor Rydberg


  • Title: Our Fathers' Godsaga: Retold for the Young
  • Author: Viktor Rydberg
  • ISBN: 9780595660971
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover

  • An epic introduction to Norse mythology for students of all ages Based on the research of the 19th century Swedish poet and scholar, Viktor Rydberg, Our Fathers Godsaga retells the mythology of Northern Europe in chronological order from Creation to Ragnarok.These are tales told by Vikings, epic tales of gods and giants, elves and dwarves, and of how their interaction anAn epic introduction to Norse mythology for students of all ages Based on the research of the 19th century Swedish poet and scholar, Viktor Rydberg, Our Fathers Godsaga retells the mythology of Northern Europe in chronological order from Creation to Ragnarok.These are tales told by Vikings, epic tales of gods and giants, elves and dwarves, and of how their interaction and wars affect the first generations of human beings in the North Based on a comprehensive examination of the source material, including the Icelandic Eddas and Sagas, this is likely the way Germanic mythology looked at the end of the heathen era.Many will recognize themes found here in J.R.R Tolkien s Silmarillion, particularly the tale of the elf smith Volund and his quest for revenge against the Aesir, first detailed by Rydberg in his comprehensive Investigations into Germanic Mythology, 1886.This is an original translation of Viktor Rydberg s Fadernas Gudasaga, his own retelling of the complete Norse mythic epic, first published in 1887, and many times since The text includes a complete catalog of mythic names the original artwork, from the 1911 German translation, by renowned children s artist John Bauer 1882 1918.This classic Swedish text appears in English now for the first time.
    Viktor Rydberg
    Abraham Viktor Rydberg J nk ping, December 18, 1828 Djursholm, September 21, 1895 was a Swedish writer and a member of the Swedish Academy, 1877 1895 Primarily a classical idealist , 1 Viktor Rydberg has been described as Sweden s last Romantic and by 1859 was generally regarded in the first rank of Swedish novelists.


    Commentaires:

    Dennis
    This is a compilation of Nordic mythology intended to tie together the various open ended and sometimes conflicting word of mouth stories that make up the very foundation of the Germanic Mythos.It is translated into English, and it is written as a sort of continuum, as it works through creation, the age of peace, and finally the age of sin disorderFor anyone unfamiliar with this strain of mythology, this is one of the best starting points, as it offers a couple of explanations for each event It [...]

    Jonathan
    interesting how many aspects of the myths differ from the popular tellings in modern culture some good stories and surprising insights into the wisdom of these northerners, butke all ancient mythology, it can t help but be boring and repetitive at times.

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