Riley's Historical Pocket Library: Six Volumes. Consisting of I. Heathen Mythology. II. Ancient History. III. Grecian History. IV. Roman History. V. History of England. VI. Geography..
Viking Mythology Have you ever wondered about the legendary Vikings that have been documented and portrayed across different channels of media? Do you know what history says about them and who they were, really? The mysterious and widely misunderstood Vikings have been explained clearly and completely in this book. For the lovers of ancient mythology, the book brings valuable insights into Norse and Celtic mythology - what they said about the Vikings, their culture, their polytheistic religion, and much more. In contrast to the common misconception about the Vikings that they were ruthless agnostics and brutes and not much more than that, the book provides valuable insight into the polytheistic religion of the Vikings and gives an in-depth knowledge about their culture - whether they did have a culture at all, and whether they were the brutes that most accounts of their existence and activities say they were? A mesmerizing tale revolving around the mysterious and profound Norse folklore and the beguiling lifestyle of the legendary Vikings. This book has connected all the pieces of the puzzle and presents a unique tapestry interwoven with multiple threads from the different sides of Norse mythology that contains all the answers about the legendary Vikings and their beliefs. To make a long story short, this book holds in it a beguiling and thrilling tale of the beliefs of an enchanting and historic population written in a piquing manner. Viking Mythology provides: A detailed account of the Vikings - Origin, Culture, Religion, and Activities An insight into the polytheistic religion and culture of the Norse people - the Deities and the folklore A detailed account of all the Norse mythological and religious beliefs - from the conception of the world to the concept of nine alternate universes Fanciful tales about all the Norse mythological creatures and deities
Presents several reference tools, including a pronunciation guide, guides to twelve major pantheons, a glossary, a further reading list, an annotated Web site list, a list of resources for younger readers, and seven indexes.