Thor: Viking God of Thunder (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 15081922

As an archaeology student in the 1980s, Graeme Davis visited Viking sites in England and Denmark and worked on post-excavation analysis of materials from two Viking farms in the Orkney Islands. He is the author of the tabletop roleplaying sourcebook GURPS Vikings and several Viking-related magazine articles, among many other titles. He currently lives in northern Virginia with his wife Jamie, who is also a writer. The author lives in Front Royal, VA.
In the stories of the ancient Vikings, Thor is a warrior without equal, who wields his mighty hammer in battles against trolls, giants, and dragons. He is the god of storms and thunder, who rides to war in a chariot pulled by goats, and who is fated to fall in battle with the Midgard Serpent during Ragnarok, the end of all things. This book collects the greatest myths and legends of the thunder god, while also explaining their historical context and their place in the greater Norse mythology. It also covers the history of Thor as a legendary figure, how he was viewed by different cultures from the Romans to the Nazis, and how he endures today as a popular heroic figure.

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ISBN 9781782000754
Genre GAMES / Role Playing & Fantasy
Format Paperback
Pages 80
Publisher Date 2013-09-17 00:00:00.0
Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 7.25 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle Viking God of Thunder
Series Name Myths and Legends
Audience General/trade
Authors Davis, Graeme
Country of Origin United States

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