Icelandic Fairy & Folktales
“Isländische Märchen und Volkssagen”
by Åge Avenstrup & Elisabeth Treitel
Second Edition, November, 2017
© Copyright 2017 by Legacy Information Services, Littleton CO 80127
Originally published as:
“Isländische Märchen und Volkssagen
von Åge Avenstrup und Elisabeth Treitel“
- in 1919 by Axel Juncker Verlag, Berlin, Germany
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These Icelandic stories, originally published in German, are available from various sources including the Internet but to the best of my knowledge, not as a single body in English. My hope in translating these works is to provide the interested reader of English with the means to enjoy these tales, which might otherwise go unnoticed. It would be inappropriate to overlook the extensive collection of Icelandic tales and legends in Jacqueline Simpson’s English compilation, “Icelandic Folk Tales and Legends” (California Press, 1972 and The History Press, 2004) in which a number of these stories are also contained.