Icelandic Fairy and Folktales
By Jack Turbes
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Published: Dec. 06, 2011
Words: 62,792 (approximate)
An English translation of the 1919 German compilation of old Icelandic short tales and legends originally published by Åge Avenstrup & Elisabeth Treitel.
Most of these tales take place in actual locales in Iceland that still exist today, so most of these tales now include locator maps of the places in Iceland where these tales are set.
These folktales and legends from Iceland range from the 14th to the 17th century. They originate from a number of sources, but primarily from the diligent work of Árni Magnússon in the 17th and Jón Árnason of the 19th centuries, both Icelandic scholars, librarians, collectors and compilers of itinerant manuscripts.
These unique and fascinating stories shine a light on Iceland's late medieval rural legends and beliefs in such things as ghosts, trolls, witches, the lindworm -- Iceland's version of the Loch Ness monster -- and the hidden people, or Huldrefolk, that are still given deference and respect even today.
With grateful thanks to those who serve, this book is available free through "Operation Ebook Drop".
, folk lore
, folk stories
, folk mythology
, folk beliefs
, folktales and fables
, treasure troves
, ghost hauntings
, hidden people
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