Norse Mythology (Stories) - Pages 11 – 68 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 11 - 18: The author introduces the collection of stories by discussing the history and importance of Norse mythology. He points out that the figures of Norse myths have various differences from how they are portrayed in popular culture. He also says that Norse mythology contains many elements that have influenced myths and religions that formed later. He then states that many Norse myths have been lost, and the ones that have not been lost mostly concern three figures: The god Odin, Odin’s son Thor, and Odin’s adopted son Loki. He concludes the introduction by discussing the texts he consulted for research, and he says that myths are meant to be retold by various storytellers. He says that the myths in the book are his own retellings, and he encourages the readers to retell the myths in their own ways.

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