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An outside view
on 16 May 2014
I am not a practicing Asatru, but bought this book out of interest in the practice. That, and i wanted a modern view on the various norse myths. As this book states a few pages in, the problem with much of the Edda was that it was written during Christian times, and therefore was written with that bias.
I delve in to the pages of this book and realise how amazing the lore is. The people who put this version of the Edda together really did it with some love. And it shows. This become so much more entrancing when you read this and realise that people did, and still do, use these tales as part of their religious practice. It IS an integral part. And i could not help but be in awe of one of the richest mythologies i have ever delved into.
After reading this, its no wonder why the Asatru follow this ancient practice. And use the Edda as their lore. I did not.
If you are looking for a book that will lay out Norse mythology in a orderly and well translated fashion, or perhaps you are a budding Asatru looking for the Edda to read, This is it.