July 25, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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Most of my knowledge of Norse mythology has come from the Marvel movies and the most recent God of War game. Yes, I know that’s abysmal. BUT! That is why I got this book, I wanted to see how accurate the mainstream media was compared to the mythology.
I think what I enjoyed most about this book was that it included a lot of stories that I recognized from God of War mostly, but they were arranged in such a way that it was more of a novel, from the beginning of the world to Ragnarok. We see Loki’s trickery more often, Thor’s not quite brillance but strategy, Odin’s wisdom and cunning, and all the other gods that support, trick, connive and manipulate each other.
Gaiman breathes new life into these old gods, giving us more context for the mainstream media of video games and movies. I enjoyed reading this book to give myself more knowledge and context of what sort of gods the Norse pantheon is. I was glad to see that gods of any religion are interesting and somewhat human.
What religion/mythology is your favorite to read? Comment below and let me know!