When I decided to write “a story about a Valkyrie,” I had no idea that a year later, I’d have a 10 book urban fantasy series planned (very loosely) and that it would be steeped in Norse Mythology. Needless to say, I’ve ended up doing a lot of research, and am still doing research, about Norse Polytheism.
One of the sites that I stumbled upon on the WWW during my quest for knowledge was a site created by author and scholar, Dan McCoy. It’s called Norse Mythology for Smart People.
Norse Mythology for Smart People provides reliable, well-documented information on the fascinating mythology and religion of the Norse/Germanic peoples.
What I love the most about NMfSP is that the information is intelligent, well written, and referenced. Dan McCoy truly is a scholar. I consider this site a trusted, dare I say gospel, resource because it’s obvious that Mr. McCoy has done HIS research.
The information I’ve gained from Mr. McCoy’s articles has inspired so many fun little twists and turns in my story world. I can’t really share those right now, but you’ll read about them. I will give you one hint, though. One of my favorite articles is “The Parts of the Self.” *wink*
So, if you’re interested in Norse Mythology, be sure to check out Norse Mythology for Smart People. Just make sure you carve out a few hours of free time first.