The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.
Since I was little I loved to read everything related to mythology – mostly greek and egyptian, but norse mythology was also dearly loved. The daughter of friends of my parents taught me everything she knew – which was quite a lot – because she loved mythologies as well. So when I stumbled over Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman I couldn’t do anything else than buy and read it. It consists of various short stories that weave around the norse gods and goddesses and interlace with each other.