Oxford's Norse Mythology

A Guide to the Gods, heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs from Oxford University Press, by John Lindow.
With fascinating entries identifying particular deities and giants, as well as the places they dwell and how they forge their existence. These tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain and offer insight into the relationships between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture. A wonderful reference.
Paperback, 365pp. 2001