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The Viking Spirit

An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion
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Durée : 10 h et 59 min
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The Viking Spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. As you’d expect from Daniel McCoy, the creator of the endearingly popular website "Norse Mythology for Smart People", it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, clear, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to listen to. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths - more than any other book in the field - while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part. You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, their concept of fate, their views on the afterlife, their moral code, how they thought the universe was structured, how they practiced their religion, the role that magic played in their lives, and much more. With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century.

©2016 Daniel McCoy (P)2019 Daniel McCoy

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  • 26/08/2019

0 research went into performing a fantastic text

I’m not sure how anyone who is not interested in the source material could read all this, nor how anyone interested in it could permit themselves to so brutally massacre the pronunciations of even the simplest names or characters and places. The content is great - the reading, not so much.

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  • Thor Boode
  • 24/10/2019

Like having your emotions stirred by a bard.

put together very well, doesn't try to force an opinion on you let's you make your own decisions.

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  • Jay
  • 03/10/2019

Great book

Incredibly well researched and presented. The author really breaks down the surviving sources by legitimacy.

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  • Megan List
  • 03/12/2019

Christo-centric revisionist

"Due to his own religious preferences, and those of his audiences, Snorri presented the Norse religion as the groping attempt of his ancestors to make sense of the world, without the all-illuminating revelation that Christ had provided."

I want the history of the Viking peoples; not a Christianized minimization of a historical perspective as being inferior.

It's so jaded, I just have to say, "YUCK!"

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  • Kittim Moser
  • 05/11/2019

Good but could have been better

The 1st half of the book was really good, 2nd half was just the normal saga stories. I have numerous books with the sagas and was hoping for a in depth investigation into the old Norse religion.