March 8, 2017 Norðurflug

Nordic Gods vrs American Gods

Iceland has a rich tradition for mythology and sagas of the Nordic Gods.

One of the oldest written manuscript of Nordic mythology, Snorra Edda, was written in Iceland in the middle ages. Being such an isolated country the language has not changed much and many Icelanders today can still read the original scripts!

The Nordic Gods have been the inspiration for many books, poems, operas and films. The most recent example being the blockbuster movies Avengers and Thor.

English author Neil Gaiman is a big fan of nordic mythology and in this video he visits Iceland to examine the origin of his book, American Gods:

 

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