Mythology is cool. The gods did some amazing things, and the humans wrote some great stories. Of all the ‘genres’ of myth, Norse is my favorite.
Vikings are popular right now, which makes me a bit sad. Maybe it’s my inner hipster, but it bums me out when the rest of the world catches on to something that I thought I discovered for myself.
However, I don’t think there are many people reading the texts related to myth. The Greek plays are fantastic, and I would say they’re a must-read for anyone interested in the way people think.
Even fewer people seem to be reading the Norse writings. Unfortunately, most of it is from a later time, but you can still get a lot of insight from it.
Go read some myths. The gods were remarkably human.