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Chinese mythology is filled with magical powers and fantastic beings

Sumerian legends are so rich in morals and life lessons, they were absorbed into the most prominent

But Norse mythology? Those stories are robust, surviving anything that’s thrown at them and then some

Norse mythology has become a beautiful depiction of the strength of the people without becoming too crass

But to be fair, saying that Norse mythology is robust is a bit of an understatement

It is one of the most vibrant in its storytelling and never shied away from graphic details

The term “saga” originates from Iceland and instantly evokes feelings of epic stories and adventures

To be frank, this is a common issue across most mythology-based literature due to the early restrictive

Their sagas would have travelled with them, so it shouldn’t be too much to ask for

Snorri was an Icelandic historian, a politician, and most notably, a poet

Any fans of Norse Mythology should give thanks to Snorri’s work in protecting the cultural heritage

Funnily enough, Snorri is very adamant in stating at the very beginning that he does not believe

It’s also worth noting Young is the only female to translate Snorri’s work and the

This is Gíslason’s story, shared with help from his friend Fidler, as they explore Gí

Fidler is known in Australia as a fantastic interviewer, perfect for the job of weaving through ancient

This is a great book for exploring how the old Norse tales still touch us today

As Christianity took hold throughout Europe, many of the stories of goddesses were either deliberately destroyed or

Dr Davidson specialised in the study of Celtic and Germanic religion and played an active role in

She was also a huge advocate for women’s rights and the equal importance of women in

This is it if you are looking for a book that provides the academic strength behind balanced

However, you may want to check out the competition: Loki’s wife, Sigyn

This is Svendsen’s debut (published February 2022) and offers a very easy introduction to Loki and Sigyn

She dives into the mischief behind Loki’s reputation and the magic with Sigyn

Still on the topic of Loki’s wives: meet Angrboda, the witch who falls in love with

Angrboda has the gift of sight, the power to divine the future

When Odin demands she gives her power to him, Angrboda refuses and is punished by burning at

Damn, it is hard not to fall in love with Angrboda’s spirit just from the opening

At 17 years old, Soren must face his family legacy and the Berserker nature inherited from his father

When Baldur vanishes, Odin offers a boon to anyone who brings news of his son

Soren takes off on a road trip across the United States of America in search of the

This is a contemporary story inspired by Norse Mythology and builds on the legends’ characters

This was initially aimed at middle grade, but I really enjoyed it along the lines of a

Two young friends discover a weatherwoman magic-bound to a tree deep in the woods

They soon discover she is Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun and one of the “day

” Suddenly, the rest of the world is thrown into a permanent loop of a never-ending Saturday (not

This is the first of the Beauchamp Family series featuring the Beauchamp women

They have lived a long time hiding their gifts, but the disappearance of a young girl brings

Heartbreak is still heartbreak, no matter how beautiful the prose! Harmon would make Snorri proud with her

It all starts with a curse: From this day forward, there will be no daughters in Saylok

Bayr is given the purpose of protecting Alba, in part due to his inhuman strength

If you like the idea of Loki and Sigyn, check out this reimagining of the story from

The love story is front and central, delving further into exactly what drives Loki

This is Loki at their most genderfluid, engaging with men and women equally and embracing all elements

Wolf has fleshed out the characters to lift the story up and out of the pages

This is Loki at the beginning of their journey, and Sigyn is at the centre waiting for

I think the best news to come from this is the promise of a series

I am more than happy to spend a bit more time in Loki’s head

Norse mythology is totally fantastic in its legends and folklore

Even the gods are vulnerable in the end, but they never waiver from their desire to live

Perhaps this is what will inspire us to continue with their tales

Bring on Ragnorak and the great battle for more Norse mythology books!