Icelandic Folktales Legends

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.

Icelandic Folktales   Legends

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.

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Icelandic Folktales & Legends
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jacqueline Simpson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: History PressLtd

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 Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Heidi Herman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-24 - Publisher:

This collection of 27 Icelandic folk tales and legends date back to the days of the Vikings with stories of trolls, magic, Hidden People, dragons, mermaids and shape-shifting seals. The descriptions of Iceland's vivid landscapes and scenes deftly transport readers to the settlements and the rugged Icelandic mountains as they
Icelandic Folktales and Legends
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Jón Árnason
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1972 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices.
Icelandic Folk and Fairy Tales
Language: en
Pages: 123
Authors: Jón Árnason
Categories: Fairy tales
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher:

Collection of popular Icelandic folk and fairy tales translated into English. Arranged under three headings: elves and trolls, ghosts and sorcerers, and miscellaneous tales.
Icelandic Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Hjörleifur Helgi Stefánsson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher: The History Press

Iceland is a country where stories are as important as history. When Vikings settled the island, they brought their tales with them. Every rock, hot spring and waterfall seems to have its own story. Cruel man-eating trolls rub shoulders with beautiful elves, whose homes are hidden from mortal view. Vengeful