Illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white artworks and illustrations,Norse Mythsis an engaging and highly informative exploration of a rich mythology that still resounds today. The stories of Thor, Odin and Loki are familiar to most of us. Many people know that the Norse gods fought against giants and were ultimately betrayed by Loki the trickster. The end of the world and the death of the gods in a grim battle called Ragnarokhas also found its way into popular culture. Ideas taken from Norse mythology are frequently found in modern fantasy and science fiction. Norse Mythstakes a wide-ranging approach, examining the creation stories of the Norse world, the monsters and the pantheons of the deities, including such figures as Heimdall, Freya and Baldr. It looks at the sagas and the Prose and Poetic Eddas, which tell of real and imagined people, featuring both heroic tales and humorous escapades.