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INTRODUCTION
NORSE MYTHOLOGY
NORSE POPULAR TALES
CONCLUSION
EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES
True and Untrue
Why the Sea Is Salt
The Old Dame and Her Hen
Boots Who Ate a Match with the Troll
Hacon Grizzlebeard
Boots Who Made the Princess Say, "That's A Story."
The Twelve Ducks
The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body
The Fox as Herdsman
The Mastermaid
The Cat on the Dovrefell
Princess on the Glass Hill
How One Went Out to Woo
The Cock and Hen
The Master-Smith
The Two Step-Sisters
Buttercup
Taming the Shrew
Shortshanks
Gudbrand on the Hill-side
The Blue Belt
Why the Bear Is Stumpy-Tailed
Not a Pin to Choose Between Them
One's Own Children Are Always Prettiest
The Three Princesses of Whiteland
The Lassie and Her Godmother
The Three Aunts
The Cock, the Cuckoo, and the Blackcock
Rich Peter the Pedlar
Gertrude's Bird
Boots and the Troll
Goosey Grizzel
The Master Thief
The Best Wish
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
Well Done and Ill Paid
The Husband Who Was to Mind the House
Dapplegrim
Farmer Weathersky
Lord Peter
The Seven Foals
The Widow's Son
Bushy Bride
Boots and His Brothers
Big Peter and Little Peter
Tatterhood
The Cock and Hen That Went to the Dovrefell
Katie Woodencloak
Thumbikin
Soria Moria Castle
Bruin and Reynard
Tom Totherhouse
Little Annie the Goose-Girl
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Popular Tales from the Norse by George Dasent

Popular Tales from the Norse by George Dasent

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This book was especially republished to raise funds for charity.
This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., we would refer you to a volume entitled Tiivistelmä. Rather, this is a volume that is more fairy and less Viking, or Saga, in nature. This is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers, or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands (also published by Abela Publishing). All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals and beings.
The introduction is exceptionally well written, and places various magical and other themes from the tales into the context of ancient Norse Pagan beliefs. It is a Victorian scholarly treatise however (with the requisite multipage footnotes and rhetorical flourishes), which will no doubt be appreciated by readers with an academic persuasion.
Once past the introduction however, the prose descends to the young adult level, and the delightful stories can be appreciated by readers of all ages. But be warned, despite these tales being magical in character, these are tales from an era when political correctness did not exist. In the words of the translator, “the person who, in such a work, wilfully changes or softens, is as guilty as they "who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
So join with us again and venture back in time to an age when the world still had a connection to the ethereal. A time when magic was still believed to exist.
This book was especially republished to raise funds for charity.
This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., we would refer you to a volume entitled Tiivistelmä. Rather, this is a volume that is more fairy and less Viking, or Saga, in nature. This is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers, or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands (also published by Abela Publishing). All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals and beings.
The introduction is exceptionally well written, and places various magical and other themes from the tales into the context of ancient Norse Pagan beliefs. It is a Victorian scholarly treatise however (with the requisite multipage footnotes and rhetorical flourishes), which will no doubt be appreciated by readers with an academic persuasion.
Once past the introduction however, the prose descends to the young adult level, and the delightful stories can be appreciated by readers of all ages. But be warned, despite these tales being magical in character, these are tales from an era when political correctness did not exist. In the words of the translator, “the person who, in such a work, wilfully changes or softens, is as guilty as they "who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
So join with us again and venture back in time to an age when the world still had a connection to the ethereal. A time when magic was still believed to exist.

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