A deck of 65 cards displaying Norse gods and mythology to play for fun and to learn about some of the myths, legends & gods surrounding Norse folklore & religion.
WHAT IS NORSE MYTHOLOGY?
Norse religion and mythology is a combination of stories, folklore, and beliefs about the gods and the nature of the cosmos, which was developed by the North Germanic people before their conversion to Christianity. The stories tell of gods and goddesses that were far from being perfect or immortal. They battled, wooed and wedded. They were, by turn, strong and weak, petty and noble, brilliant and dense. This was the world in which Viking- age heathens lived: a world threatened by monsters barely held in check by the gods.
WHY WAS THIS GAME DEVELOPED?
A portable and fascinating memento, we designed this one of a kind deck of cards to make learning about the culture, mythology and society of the Viking age Norsemen easy and fun. Our dream was to create something so engaging that you would learn something new even by accident. Norse mythology can be a complex subject to understand with all its characters and intertwined story lines, to say nothing of the misconceptions from popular movies, television series, and comics.
HOW TO USE THIS DECK?
The deck contains sixty-five cards. Each card tells about one being or object from Norse mythology using a story, icons, and an illustration. Many of the stories are unexpected and fascinating, and some are weird to the extreme. Instructions for six different card games are included, some for younger children, and some more suited for adults. There is even a game that lets you play out the events of Ragnarok!
ABOUT THE CREATOR
Reynir A. Óskarson is a passionate researcher of Viking-age culture, society and history. He was born and raised in Iceland, where this culture has been preserved better than perhaps any of the other northern lands. He has been researching, testing, studying and teaching about the life of the Norsemen in the Viking age for over ten years, working with some of the world’s most knowledgeable minds on Viking culture. The underlying theme to all this work is the mindset and beliefs of the Norsemen. When he’s not preoccupied with buoyancy tests on chainmail by taking a swim in one or examining historic weapons and artifacts, you’ll find him pondering how to make a time machine to travel back to the Viking age.