Neil GaimanÃ¢Â€Â™s Ã¢Â€ÂœNorse MythologyÃ¢Â€Â is the book to reach for when it feels like the world is coming to an end. Because it is coming to an end Ã¢Â€Â” at least, it is for the gods.
The world ends by fire and ice, just as it began with ice and fire. The sun disappears, swallowed whole by the giant maw of Fenrir, LokiÃ¢Â€Â™s dreaded wolf-son. The father of all gods and humans, Odin, faces Fenrir and is devoured forever. Thor, OdinÃ¢Â€Â™s strongest son, falls after slaying JÃƒÂ¶rmungandr, the serpent that circles the world.
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