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  • Norse Paganism: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn About Norse Pagan Paths, Asatru, and the Viking Religion

  • By: Anniken Williams
  • Narrated by: Ben Herold
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Norse Paganism: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learn About Norse Pagan Paths, Asatru, and the Viking Religion

By: Anniken Williams
Narrated by: Ben Herold
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Summary

Are you interested in the history and modern development of one of the oldest polytheistic religions? This audiobook offers an introductory overview of Norse Paganism.

"Our choices can alter the details. That's how we rebel against destiny." (Loki).

Do you want to learn more about Norse Paganism?

Do you know someone interested in the beliefs and practices of this pre-Christian Germanic path? 

Perhaps you are tired of the Judeo-Christian elements that dominate our modern world, or are you just curious about what life was like for ancient Scandinavian folk, who lived before Christianity came into being?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve chosen the right audiobook to answer them. In this guide, you will:

  • Explore the basic beliefs and rituals of Norse Paganism
  • Learn about the roots and development of this polytheistic religion
  • Gain insight into the mythological stories of the Norse people
  • Understand what it means to follow this ancient spiritual path
  • Discover the Vikings' religious practices
  • Gain insight into the history of Asatru
  • And much more!

With the growing popularity of fantasy films and television shows, there is a great deal of misinformation about Norse Paganism out there. This audiobook will help you separate fact from fiction, and it will provide you with a stronger understanding of the Norse Pagan worldview and its core belief system. This audiobook is especially useful as a guide to those new to the Norse Pagan path, but it is also beneficial for those who have already walked this road and wish to further their knowledge!

©2022 Anniken Williams (P)2022 Anniken Williams

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very brief

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Mediocre writing, awful reading

This could have been a really interesting book, the subject matter offered lots of scope. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its title, it's not the ultimate anything, I'm afraid. Regrettably the narration of this book is the worst I have ever heard on Audible, and it completely ruins it. Hesitancy, poor breathing and spacing, emphasis in the wrong places, the sense in many passages that the narrator didn't actually understand what he was reading, all combine to ruin the book completely. That said, it may be better if read rather than listened to, but I certainly wouldn't recommend the audiobook.

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Good book

It’s a good book but does not cover much of spá and its history of it, it just covers the terminology. But the information on the runes is absolutely fantastic

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  • Richard
  • 23-12-22

good info but not an ultimate beginner's guide

I'll start with the narrator. He seemed very dull and uninterested in the story he was reading. he also mispronounces many names in the story.

as for the author and the actual book it seems like the author did minimal research on the poetic era and pros Edda. which seems crazy to me because he references it so many times but at the end of the day he gives inaccuracies on what happens in these stories mentioned in the poetic etta. good example is Jormungander's death. if the author had actually read the poetic era and did his research before publishing this he would have known that Jormungander kills Thor but Thor also kills it. Baldr and a few other gods are the ones who survive Ragnarok. another example is when he says Skaddi married Odin to get revenge. that her previous marriage had failed with Njord. it clearly says in one of the stories that Odin is the one who quelled Skaddi's bloodthirsty by marrying her to one of the Aesir but her choice could only be made by looking at their feet. she picked the person with the most beautiful feet what she thought was Baldr, but was in fact Njord. the rest is true though that Njord and Skaddi did not get along and she went back to her home.

in regards to the other information that I didn't know about I feel like I need to take it with a grain of salt. there are some American groups that I knew existed but I'm not sure I can trust the author to give me accurate information if he didn't do the actual research of reading the poetic era.

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  • Angela Stevens
  • 05-10-22

Pedantic and Repetitive

So. much. repetition! Why? And the narrator speaks so pedantically it's exhausting. He mispronounced numerous words as well. Good info but frustrating to listen to.

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  • Charlie
  • 18-07-22
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This is a great collection

This is a great collection of best practice chapters that were well organized, I encourage all who work with you to listen to this book.

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  • Rahman Rinosha
  • 18-07-22
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This is a great collection

This is a great collection of best practice chapters that were well organized, I encourage all who work with you to listen to this book.

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  • donna
  • 16-07-22
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Awesome

This book will teach you everything you need to know about the Norse gods and goddesses. You will learn about the Norse afterlife, the Asatru, and Odinism. You will learn about all the Norse gods and their creation. The author gives a lot of background to explain the beliefs.

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  • Anthony Carpenter
  • 07-07-22

A must-listen

Most people associate mythology with the Greeks and Romans and know very little about Norse mythology. Learn about the Norse gods and goddesses and their religious beliefs and abstruse magic.

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  • mannie
  • 28-06-22

Fabulous

I love the subject matter and the great illustrations. It's a bit longer than it needs to be, but I would recommend it to any Greek/Roman mythology buff.

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  • Hilda Reese
  • 20-06-22
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Informative

The book talks about the basics of paganism, its history, and how it changed over time, as well as how it impacted or morphed into other beliefs and practices.

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  • ziya
  • 10-06-22
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Great content

The book delves into the different types of Asatru magic, the tools needed for it, and how to practice it on your old man. You learn about Norse paganism in today's world and how you can incorporate Norse magic into everyday life. It also talks about how it falls in this modern age.

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  • Paul vanitha
  • 24-05-22

Great work.

The book is very informative when it comes to describing what Paganism is. I enjoyed Asatru the book for that. Other books are still helpful and informative. The author and narrator did a great job.