Viking Gods


Book Details

Publisher  Grange Books Ltd
Publication Date   August 28, 1998
ISBN  1840131187
Pages  64


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.

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