Kevin Crossley-Holland Writing Styles in The Norse Myths

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Perspective

The Norse Myths are set forth like a series of fairy stories. The myths are entertaining. The reader may not initially realize that these myths were what pagan Scandinavians believed in prior to the advent of Christianity. The myths tell the origins of the world, why the sun and moon move in the sky, where earthquakes come from among other explanations. The myths also focus on the exploits of the gods. These gods are similar to those worshiped ancient Greeks and Romans. The gods provide man with wisdom, good fortune, victory in battle, and fertility.

The myths are entertaining and easily enjoyable. The myths move quickly despite some confusion as to exact chronology. Thor is said to have his hammer in early myths but the story of how he obtained Mjollnir is told several myths later. A reference is made to Balder's death early in the book but...

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