Our Fathers' Godsaga: Retold for the Young
Reaves P. William
Based on the research of the 19th century Swedish poet and scholar, Viktor Rydberg, Our FathersÂ Godsaga retells the mythology of Northern Europe in chronological order from Creation to RagnarÃ¶k.
These are tales told by Vikings, epic tales of gods and giants, elves and dwarves, and of how their interaction and wars affect the first generations of human beings in the North. Based on a comprehensive examination of the source material, including the Icelandic Eddas and Sagas, this is likely the way Germanic mythology looked at the end of the heathen era.
Many will recognize themes found here in J.R.R. TolkienÂs Silmarillion, particularly the tale of the elf-smith VÃ¶lund and his quest for revenge against the Aesir, first detailed by Rydberg in his comprehensive Investigations into Germanic Mythology , 1886.
This is an original translation of Viktor RydbergÂs FÃ¤dernas Gudasaga , his own retelling of the complete Norse mythic epic, first published in 1887, and many times since. The text includes a complete catalog of mythic names & the original artwork, fromthe 1911 German translation, by renowned childrenÂs artist John Bauer (1882-1918).
This classic Swedish text appears in English now for the first time.