Friday, 8 December 2017

Norse Myths on my reading list

'Tis the season to be reading and as Yuletide is coming I have been reading books related to the season. And of course I share my suggestion on this blog. Today's suggestion: The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings. I actually haven't read it yet. My wife bought it for me last Christmas as she knows I love Norse mythology and I particularly enjoy it during Christmastime. What does Norse mythology have to do with Christmas? Everything! Everything of it's imagery and traditions, that is: the mistletoe, Santa Claus (that's Odin Allfather), the date we celebrate, the Christmas tree (Yggdrasil), it all comes down to them. So this is why you have me going on about it a lot these days. And I can barely wait to read this book.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Even Santa's EIGHT reindeer are a thow-back to Odin's EIGHT-legged horse, Sleipnir!

Magic Love Crow said...

Very interesting!