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Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

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Norse Mythology
Legends of Gods and Heroes 
by
Peter Andreas Munch
In the revision of Magnus Olsen
Translated from Norwegian bySigurd Bernhard HustvedtNew YorkThe American-Scandinavian Foundation1926
 
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CONTENTS
PAGES
Translator’s Preface
 
xiIntroduction
 
xiii
 
I. MYTHS OF THE GODS
The Creation of the World — The Giants — The Æsir — Menand Women — Dwarfs — Vanir — Elves ………………………
 
1The Plains of Ida — Valhalla — Yggdrasil ……………………..
 
5Odin ………………………………………………………………... 7Thor ………………………………………………………………... 10Balder ……………………………………………………………… 12Njord ……………………………………………………………….. 13Frey ………………………………………………………………... 15Tyr ………………………………………………………………..... 16Heimdal ………………………………………………………….... 17Bragi ……………………………………………………………….. 18Forseti ……………………………………………………………... 18Hod Vali Vidar Ull ………………………………………. 18Hœnir Lodur …………………………………………………… 19Loki and His Children ……………………………………………. 21Hermod Skirnir ………………………………………………… 25The Goddesses Frigg Jord Freyja .…………………... 25Saga Eir Gefjon Var Vor Syn Snotra ………. 28Idun Nanna Sif ...…………………………………………... 29The Norns …………………………………………………………. 30Familiar Spirits Attendant Spirits ……………………………. 31The Valkyries ……………………………………………………... 32Thorgerd Hœlgabrud and Irpa ………………………………….. 34The Forces of Nature Ægir …………………………………... 34Night Day ………………………………………………………. 37
 
 
viiiHel …………………………………………………………………. 37The Giants ………………………………………………………… 39The Dwarfs ………………………………………………………... 41The Vettir ………………………………………………………….. 42The Heroes and Life in Valhalla ………………………………… 48Corruption …………………………………………………………. 49The Treasures of the Gods ……………………………………… 50The Rape of Idun ………………………………………………… 53Thor’s Unlucky Journey to Jotunheim …………………………. 56Thor’s Visit to Hymir ……………………………………………… 65Thor’s Visit to Geirrœd …………………………………………... 70Thor’s Combat with Rungnir …………………………………….. 72Thrym Steals Mjollnir …………………………………………….. 76The Necklace of the Brisings ………………………………….... 79The Death of Balder ……………………………………………… 80Ægir’s Banquet The Chastising of Loki …………………...... 86Other Norse Myths Concerning the Death of Balder (in Saxo) 94The Death of Kvasir Suttung ………………………………… 97Odin’s Debate with Vafthrudnir …………………………………. 100Odin (Grimnir) and Geirrœd …………………………………….. 102Harbard and Thor ………………………………………………… 105Ragnarok The Twilight of the Gods ………………………… 108On the Mythology of the
Eddas
………………………………… 112 
II. HEROIC LEGENDS
Introductory Remarks ……………………………………………. 123Wayland …………………………………………………………… 126The Hjadnings ……………………………………………………. 129The Legend of Tyrfing …………………………………………… 130The Legends of the Volsungs Helgi Hjorvardsson ………... 147 

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