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Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths - Padraic Colum



This book features Norse myths and ancient tales of the Gods of Asgard, told by a masterful storyteller. Subjects include Loki, the mischief-maker; Freya, goddess of love and beauty; Thor, god of war and thunder; Baldur, god of joy and peace; Odin, king of the Gods, and Frigga his Queen. The stories end with a recounting of the tale of Siegfreid and the Nibelungs.

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