To coincide with the publication of Örlög gudanna (“Destiny of the Gods”) by Ingunn Ásdísardóttir, a book on Nordic mythology for children, an exhibition of illustrations from the book by Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir opens in the National Museum at 2 pm today.
At the opening Ásdísardóttir will read passages from her book and both she and Gunnarsdóttir will sign sold copies. Gunnarsdóttir’s illustrations will also be for sale and there will be light refreshments for attendees of all ages.
The exhibition includes more than 20 pictures of well-known scenes and themes from Norse mythology, like the creation of the world, the story of the goddess Idunn and the apples of youth, the death and cremation of the god Baldur and the tree Askur Yggdrasils, which comprises the world.
The National Museum describes Gunnarsdóttir’s illustrations as colorful and lively, and the text of the book is accessible and entertaining for the entire family. Örlög gudanna was published two weeks ago by Mál og menning.
The exhibition runs until September 21 and admission is free.