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Icelandic Folktales And Legends

Author : Jacqueline Simpson
ISBN : 0520021169
Genre : Social Science
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A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices.
Category: Social Science

Icelandic Folktales And Legends

Author : Jacqueline Simpson
ISBN : 0752430459
Genre : Fiction
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This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards, and black magic rites, buried treasure, and religious tales. The stories are intimately linked to the landscape and reflect the hopes, fears, hardships, and preoccupations of everyday life. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.
Category: Fiction

Icelandic Legends

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ISBN : NYPL:33433068187321
Genre : Fairy tales
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Category: Fairy tales

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales Q Z

Author : Donald Haase
ISBN : 0313334447
Genre : Fairy tales
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.
Category: Fairy tales

Danish Folktales Legends And Other Stories

Author : Timothy R. Tangherlini
ISBN : 9780295805566
Genre : Literary Collections
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Danish Folktales, Legends, and Other Stories is a collection of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that presents full repertoires of five storytellers along with extensive archival material. The printed book presents some of the most compelling stories of these five important storytellers along with historical and biographical introductions. Of a length suitable for course use, it provides a substantive and enjoyable encounter with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus on the accompanying DVD includes the storytellers' full repertoires plus 500 additional stories in both Danish and English along with essays on the changing political, social, and economic landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the history of folklore scholarship, critical approaches to folklore, and comprehensive biographies of the storytellers. It also provides links between related stories and interactive maps that allow readers to see where the stories are set and where they were collected, and a mechanism to search for themes and topics across all the stories. The basis of the work is the collection of Evald Tang Kristensen (1843-1929). As a young schoolteacher Kristensen set out across Denmark to collect the folktales, ballads, legends, and stories that he saw as the vestiges of a disappearing folk culture. Over the course of five decades he collected thousands of stories and kept detailed biographical notes about the storytellers he met. Watch the trailer:
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Interpreting Legend Rle Folklore

Author : Timothy R. Tangherlini
ISBN : 9781317550655
Genre : Social Science
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This book, first published in 1994, sets ‘repertoire against raconteur’ in order to explore one of the world’s largest collections of folk literature. The author’s findings, and his creative and synthetic methodologies, enhance greatly our understanding of the world of the legend, and especially the basic question of ‘Who tells what to whom in the form of a legend and why?’ This work is an in-depth exploration of rural Denmark, and provides us with an excellent vantage point from which to understand legends in their cultural contexts and within the lives of their tellers.
Category: Social Science

Icelandic Folk Legends

Author : Alda Sigmundsdóttir
ISBN : 9935917738
Genre : Folklore
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The Icelandic nation has a long and rich history of storytelling. Throughout centuries characterized by hardship, poverty and dark winters, the Icelanders kept their spirits high and moral values intact by telling each other stories. In this collection of 15 Icelandic folk legends, we get a glimpse of the world-view of the Icelanders in centuries past as they endeavored to understand and cope with the natural phenomena around them. There are stories of malicious ghosts, outlaws living in carved-out boulders, hidden people residing in grassy knolls, trolls that are tripped up by their own stupidity, and much more. In addition, there is one story exemplifying a fairy tale motif that scholars have discovered to be unique to Iceland: that of the good stepmother (The Story of Himinbjorg). Throughout we get a powerful sense of the Icelanders' beliefs, values and fears, as well as their strong need to cling to all that was pure and good. Twelve of these stories were previously published in physical form on two separate occasions. The book has been out of print for about four years. In this edition, an introduction has been added, as well as a "field guide" to the various apparitions that appear in the book, and three more stories.
Category: Folklore

The Guardians Of Iceland And Other Icelandic Folk Tales

Author : Heidi Herman
ISBN : 1947233793
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Trolls and Hidden Folk are a part of daily life in Iceland. This collection of Icelandic folklore and legends comes from the days of the Vikings. The twenty-five short stories are centuries old and have been updated for today's readers of all ages. Children and adults alike will love to delve into this fantastic collection of traditional Icelandic fairy tales and legends. These short stories of trolls, elves with magical powers, and Hidden People have been passed down from generation to generation. First written down a hundreds of years ago, the stories are now brought together and updated for a modern audience, so now you too can read about the trolls who freely roamed Iceland, the race of Hidden People with strong magical powers and of the four powerful beings who still protect Iceland from invaders to this day. Packed full of fascinating myths, this collection of folklore is a must for anyone wanting to discover a world of mermaids and mermen, giants, shape-shifting seals and dragons in disguise.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Hildur Queen Of The Elves

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ISBN : 1566566339
Genre : Fiction
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Includes tales, which are accompanied by an introduction and a historical overview which give readers insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in various regions.
Category: Fiction