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Myths of the Norsemen, from the Eddas and Sagas

Updated on December 15, 2011
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Alicia has been an Author, Columnist, and Reviewer for 8 years. Her success came from perseverance plus organized goal setting.

Book Review

In 1909 ad, H. A. Guerber (aka Hélène Adeline Guerber), a British Historian, first published Myths of the Norsemen, From the Eddas and Sagas through George C. Harrap and Company, London, England. This is more than a book with mythic stories. This peice is an anthropology book with scientific-historical explanations to give the reader an understanding of the Norse culture, spiritualism, and traditions. An excellent primer for those who are new to the field of Indo-European studies, or to learning about the Norse people.

Myths of the Norsemen, From the Eddas and Sagas is expertly written in plain, easy to read, English; styled in a medium reading pace, obviously to keep the readers interest. This book wets one's appetite to learn more about the Norse. The author clarifies perfectly for proper understanding, does not assume the reader is a Historian or Anthropologist. This is a book for any one who wants to learn about the Norse. There is much included, from covering the Norse deities, Eddas, and Sagas, to every day Norse type of things. Myths of the Norsemen, From the Eddas and Sagas is a gateway to visiting an ancient culture.

Dover Publications, Inc., New York, re-published the Myths of the Norsemen, From the Eddas and Sagas in 1992, thereby making it available to American readers throughout the United States. This is the edition I read. Great reference book. Highly recommend! Loved every page!

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More information about H.A. Guerber at: and

Other books by H.A. Guerber include: The Story of the Greeks, The Story of the Romans, Legends of the Middle Ages, and Children's Books on Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology.


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    • aliciaharrell profile image

      Alicia Rose Harrell 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      You are most welcome Jim. Glad to be of help :)

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      Jim Bryan 8 years ago from Austin, TX

      Thanks for the Hub, Alicia.

      I've always been interested in the Norse/Teutonic mythologies and look forward acquiring a copy.