Learn Your Norse Mythology With Neil Gaiman

September 17, 2016 by brennon

While not exactly anything to do with Wargaming this might be helpful for those of you who want to explore Norse Mythology and bring it to the tabletop. Neil Gaiman brings his own spin to the tales of Giants, Gods, Trolls and Dwarves in his new book coming out next year on February 7th 2017.

Neil Gaiman Norse Mythology

“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 giants, 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.”

Maybe after reading this you’ll be tempted to try something new in games like SAGA, Of Gods & Mortals, Blood Eagle and more.

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