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Norse Mythology - by Neil Gaiman

I enjoyed this. I love mythology, especially Celtic folklore, and although well aware of Norse mythology - mainly through popular culture and the like - I wasn't so knowledgeable about the detail. For instance I wasn't aware of the detail around Ragnarok, Loki's children, the different giants, who Odin really is, his kith and kin and the like. All this is laid bare by Gaiman's 'Norse Mythology'. To be honest though, I was most taken aback by the simple childlike quality and humour of the Norse myths. It wasn't something I was expecting from a warrior race. I don't believe this is down to Gaiman's interpretation as some have suggested - calling it a children's book - but rather the very qua

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