Norse Mythology

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Introducing an instant classic--master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.


  • 001 Norse Mythology

    Duration: 34s
  • 002 An Introduction

    Duration: 10min
  • 003 The Players

    Duration: 06min
  • 004 Before the Beginning and After

    Duration: 11min
  • 005 Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds

    Duration: 05min
  • 006 Mimir's Head and Odin's Eye

    Duration: 04min
  • 007 The Treasures of the Gods

    Duration: 28min
  • 008 The Master Builder

    Duration: 31min
  • 009 The Children of Loki

    Duration: 25min
  • 010 Freya's Unusual Wedding

    Duration: 25min
  • 011 The Mead of Poets

    Duration: 42min
  • 012 Thor's Journey to the Land of the Giants

    Duration: 42min
  • 013 The Apples of Immortality

    Duration: 28min
  • 014 The Story of Gerd and Frey

    Duration: 16min
  • 015 Hymir and Thor's Fishing Expedition

    Duration: 28min
  • 016 The Death of Balder

    Duration: 31min
  • 017 The Last Days of Loki

    Duration: 25min
  • 018 Ragnarok - The Final Destiny of the Gods

    Duration: 23min
  • 019 Credits

    Duration: 01min