Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
On Sale: October 30, 2012
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Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still
with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman
have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired,
mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their
creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the
name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard,
writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends
of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of
the worldâ€”a wily political power player, one of the richest
men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer
to betraying itâ€¦ In Song of the Vikings, award-winning
author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturlusonâ€™s story to
life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly
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