|Publisher||Grange Books Ltd|
|Publication Date||August 28, 1998|
This book examines the deities that dominate Norse mythology. Viking mythology reflects the brutal lifestyle of the people. Their civilization was aggressive, based on looting, raping and pillaging, and they lived in inhospitable lands where the freezing winters must have seemed interminable. They established a philosophical system that backed up their lifestyle. The gods dictated that they should be courageous in death, only frowned upon adultery if the adulterer was caught, and summoned dead warriors to the glories of Valhalla where they could feast and fight for eternity. Beautifully produced color photos of artifacts and art reproductions.