• Mythology: Norse and Viking Mythology Myths and Stories

  • By: Ron Carver
  • Narrated by: John Griffith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Find out more about Vikings' historic background, their myths, and their gods

This book is an in-depth look at the Viking Age and the deeds and every day lives of these ancient, often mystical individuals. The Vikings of Scandinavia were brave, adventurous, and typically barbaric, but there can be no debate that they were also a people with huge goals. Viking culture is still a subject of interest today, and this offers an insight into simply how sustaining their tradition is. This book will discuss: 

  • An intro to the Nordic pagan belief systems and the diverse methods which their religious practices were included into their every day lives. 
  • Popular Nordic sagas, a description of what legends were and examples of the most crucial sagas within the Norse culture. 
  • Daily life during the Viking Age
  • The cultural and social norms of the Vikings
  • Dominating raids, expeditions, and Viking actions that covered the globe during their golden era
  • The conversion from paganism to Christianity of individuals of Scandinavia
  • The Vikings withstanding tradition in contemporary time
  • A description and explanation of the Norse mythological Gods and Goddesses and which people the Gods mentioned belonged to. 
  • A description of the most revered Norse routines and celebrations and how their beliefs left their impression on spiritual practices that are still held by Christianity today. 

The Norse had lots of heroes of myths and legend, and you will be presented to both stories of myth, and living, breathing, Viking heroes that were revered. 

Norse Mythology is complex, complicated, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life occasions. This book will take a look at how both myth and reality added to the culture and traditions of the Norse and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries! 

The Tale of a Viking Warrior King looks into the secret surrounding the Viking warrior who conquered European nations and became a king in his own right. Over nine centuries after the death of this great warrior, ancient poems, songs, and legends about him still remain today. This book thinks about the truths as we know them, the myths credited to Ragnar, and the method this iconic heathen from the north continues to effect modern culture today. This book will go over: 

  • The historical facts and suppositions surrounding this Viking of legend
  • The retelling of the Saga of Ragnar and his three better halves
  • How Ragnar's children ended up being an important part of the legend that Ragnar represents and the stories that they influenced
  • How, regardless of centuries of time, Ragnar and Vikings of his time assisted shape concepts and typical customs that are still kept today.
©2019 Ron Carver (P)2019 Ron Carver
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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The Vikings

You can learn more from this than watching the "Train your dragon" thing on Disney plus. In fact, there are so many things in here I didn't know yet. About Odin, Thor, Hel, Freya, and Ragnar Lothbrok (the last one is not a god or goddess, but a legendary figure.)

I loved the narration, and I loved the way it was all explained in a lively way. Ron Carver definitely put some work into this, so that we can enjoy it. 5 stars? Yeah, sure. It's very good, so why not?

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Interesting

I thought I knew so much about vikings and their gods and stuff. I guess there was still a lot that I didn't. In a way, these mythology books are like stories. It's a weird mix of fiction and nonfiction. They're fiction stories, but it's something that the people back then believed in. And in this book, they also reveal some of the historical context and background that is associated with those myths and sagas. The people didn't make it up for no reason. They all had circumstances that prompted them to do so. So it's very fascinating to learn more about that.

The narrator did great too. I enjoyed listening to the narrator's voice.

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I am really into mythology

I love stuff like this. I have some other mythology books and all from different areas of the world. Vikings are great. This book shows what they believed in. Nice.

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