Norse Mythology Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Adalsteinsson, Jon Hnefill. "Gods and Giants in Norse Mythology." Tenemos 26 (1990): 7-22.

Discussion of the relations between gods and giants as depicted in Eddic and Skaldic literary traditions, and in the context of Old Norse religious beliefs.

Bayerschmidt, Carl F. and Friis, Erik J. Scandinavian Studies. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965, 458 p.

Omnibus collection of essays on Scandinavian literature and history with sections on mythology and sagas.

Clover, Carol J. and Lindow, John. Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Critical Guide. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985, 387 p.

Extended essays covering the major genres of Norse literature, including myths, Eddas, Skaldic poetry, sagas and romances; includes a lengthy scholarly bibliography.

Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. Baltimore: Penguin, 1964, 251 p.

Summary and survey of the Norse pantheon, cosmology, and creation myths.

Dronke, Ursula. "Marx, Engels, and Norse Mythology." Leeds Studies in English 20 (1989): 29-47.

Examines mythological themes in the political philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, with specific analysis of Eddic poems.

Glendinning, R. J. and Bessason, Haraldur. Edda: A Collection of Essays. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1983, 332 p.

A collection of critical essays on the Eddic poems.

Heyman, Harald E. Studies on the Havelok-Tale. Upsala: Wretmans Tryckeri, 1903, 153 p.

Collection of essays on the Havelok Tale in Old English and French sources, with discussion of the Norse origins of the story.

Niles, John and Amodio, Mark, eds. Scandinavian Studies 59, No.3 (Summer 1987).

Special issue on Anglo-Scandinavian England with several articles on Norse mythology in Northumbria and Skaldic poetic techniques and influences in England.

Polome, Edgar C., ed. Old Norse Literature and Mythology: A Symposium. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969, 347 p.

Collection of essays examining the linguistic, literary, historical, and cultural contexts of Old Norse literature, including the Eddas and Skaldic poetry.

Reiss, Edmund. "Havelok the Dane and Norse Mythology." Modern Language Quarterly 27, No.2 (June 1966): 115-24.

Analysis of the sources of the Havelok Tale, arguing that it has roots in pre-Christian Scandinavian myths.