Created: 17th December, 2019

Norse Mythology

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Bloomsbury

The Norse myths are one of the most significant collections of stories in human history and they have had a wide ranging cultural influence on modern media including fiction, comics, film and music. Here they are retold by a modern master storyteller who first encountered them as a child in American comics, then went on to read Roger Lancelyn Green’s interpretations in Myths of the Norsemen (Puffin Classics £6.99 9780141345253) and understood their darkness and depth. In these versions, the dialogue sometimes has a humorous and colloquial tone while the tellings still maintain the stirring language of myth.