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Myths of the Norsemen

The classic collection of Norse mythology as passed down through the eddas and sagas of Iceland.

Here are the timeless tales of Nordic gods, heroes, giants, and elves; the original stories of the hammer-wielding Thor, the powerful and enigmatic Odin, the mischievous trickster Loki, and many others. With epic sweep, high tragedy, and grim humor, these stories explore the creation of the world as well as the great tumult of nature, humanity, life, and death.

Collected and faithfully retold by the noted folklorist H. A. Guerber, this volume includes some of the most authoritative accounts of Norse mythology available in English.

H. A. Guerber

H. A. Guerber was a teacher and an author of many books, most of which were lively retellings of myths, legends, folklore, plays, epic poetry, operas, and history. Guerber was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, in 1859. Guerber was the third child of five and never married. She kept her maiden name all of her life and lived with her parents and siblings. She died in 1929.