The existing manuscripts of old norse mythology were written mainly by christians obscuring the pre christian oral histories this book assembles comparisons from a range of analytical perspectives examining the similarities and differences of the old norse mythologies with the myths of other cultures and within the old norse corpus itself. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more. We are pleased to announce the publication of old norse mythology comparative perspectives edited by pernille hermann stephen a mitchell jens peter schjdt and amber j rose on the chs website the third and final volume in the new online milman parry collection of oral literature series. Old norse mythology is elusive it is the label used to describe the religious stories of the pre christian north featuring such well known gods as odin and thor yet most of the narratives have come down to us in manuscripts from the middle ages mainly written by christians
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