Tagged: Norse mythology

Norse goddesses cry, “Me too, Neil Gaiman!”

Book review Rebecca Snow Nine Mile Falls, Wash. As some readers and critics insist, Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology stories might be best appreciated via the audiobook, in the voice of Gaiman himself. They began...

Yggdrasill

Scholar examines roots of Yggdrasill

Norwegian author Maria Kvilhaug views Norse myths anew, in English-language book M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Yggdrasill, from the Old Norse, is a gigantic, mythical ash tree that interconnects the nine realms of Norse...

Book review: The Legend of Freya

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. A legend is a story passed down by word of mouth and perhaps embellished with the telling. Danish-born author Pia Litta Funk loved genealogy and history, and this inspired...

Don’t take Odin out of Yule

How our modern-day Santa Claus and his reindeer sleigh evolved from Norse myth Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Santa Claus owes his very existence to the old Norse myths. He’s changed a lot over...

Remembering when skiing was necessary

It’s hard to imagine in this age of plastic and ease that skiing developed out of necessity. But there really was a day when people had to go skiing. To read the full story...